I would like to sell helmets with lights on it. I saw that one company has the patent on helmets with lights and indicator on it. Does that mean i can't sell other helmets with the same functionality or just that i can't sell the exact same helmets as the patent holder. And if so, how... Read more »
That really depends on what the patent claims say. The claims may be very narrow and you could get away with making something similar, or they could be broad and you are going to have a hard time making a helmet that competes well with the patented one.
My question is whether this patent covers all heterodimeric immunoconjugates or immunocytokines as described in Claim 1. Specifically, cytokine could be any secreted growth factors that are not mentioned in the patent. Antigen binding moiety could mean any bivalent antibody although the patent... Read more »
It appears that way. Provided, of course, that all of the other claim limitations of Claim 1 are taken into account. The term "cytokine" is defined in col 13, lines 38 to 62, and Claim 1 does not narrow this definition. This is not surprising; applicants try to claim more than just what...Read more »
Does this mean that no one is never allowed to make a bio degradeble lure other than this company? If one would be able to create something, they wouldn't be able to sell it? Not quite sure I understand how this patent works. Or is the patent designed to protect their formula, meaning if one... Read more »
You certainly can make a biodegradable lure. People have been making biodegradable lures for decades. The lure that you want to make just cannot have the same composition as the one recited in the claims in the patent.
Claim 1 requires that the lure is comprised...Read more »
I want to patent an idea. If I file a provisional patent on my own and hire a patent attorney later to file a nonprovisional patent on the same idea, can he/she modify the provisional patent and correct/modify any flaws that I possibly make in the provisional patent?
The problem is that if you do a poor job in describing your invention in your provisional application, but is done appropriately in the nonprovisional application, then you will be able to claim the priority only to the non-provisional application. What...Read more »
A beer syringe named "Bierstick" was allegedly invented by Brandon Sirian, alongside his brothers, Justin and Ryan. A quick search for an inventor name Sirian does not turn up any US patents. Though you'd need to hire a patent attorney to give you a definite answer, it does not...Read more »
I am being accused of copyright infringement by a company because we make the same product but in different ways. We both make hock socks (protective socks for rabbit's feet) The other company makes them with 3 different fabrics a solid toe and velcro or button around the ankle. I make mine... Read more »
Patents cover the invention that is described in the claims of the patent. A patent may indeed cover all hock socks, or it may cover just a very specific type of hock socks. Without knowing more, we can't really tell you.
Given that you've been contacted by the patent...Read more »
I am trying to understand fair use and social media. If I were to make an edible product and hand create in icing an image of a trademark such as an NFL logo, video game character, or other trademarked image can I put the image of my final product on instagram? I am not selling the exact edible... Read more »
I was thinking of building something similar to vestaboard, inspired by pop culture: Sending messages through a board where flaps spin around an axis and stop at the correct moment to show the character. Will I be able to sell it in Europe?
I am looking to create a startup company, but there is a product that is patented and there seems to be no way around it. I am looking into ways to improve what is already out there or even use the product with my own twist in a legal fashion. The product patent is for dissolvable edible pods which... Read more »
My mother sews and saw a product a few years back that was neat - She thought it would work better with a different design and material - however it serves the same purpose - the other company that has a patent-pending on it contacted us today and I was curious where we can find the exact info on... Read more »
It is hard to say without specifics, but if there is an activity like sewing that has been around for thousands of years, and a company comes up with a new product to help workers perform the activity better, the company will likely patent the product, as well as a method of using that product....Read more »
If you want to operate a Built-A-Bear franchise in Albania, you need to contact the Build-A-Bear company. Typically, a franchisee in this type of retail establishment will be required by the company to invest heavily into the franchise. The company will in turn provide assistance in starting and...Read more »
I have an iON8024-xrp(HomeDepot 11/25/'19) from SJ and because their batterys only lasts 30mins I installed a lager capacity battery(6ah to 40ah) and it will not run because of the battery ID. I have sent them an NDA explaining that I have done it to ONLY have it run longer, and I am NOT... Read more »
Patent # 5133501 Adjustable Sprinkler Riser. I helped him develop it and created the prototype. He got the patent in his name. He is no longer interested in it . I would like to renew the patent in my own name, please.
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