In 2016, I hired a patent attorney in 2016 to file, prosecure my invention. It was a tedious process; after repeated meetings, he prepared the first draft of the application. Thru a back-and-forth process, I revised his first application draft more than half a dozen time. Now, it turns out that... Read more »
Wow, what a nightmare. I am so sorry that this type of thing happened to you.
Your first patent attorney sounds like he did not know what he was doing. Typically, one or two meetings are more than sufficient; generally, there is little reason for an in-person meeting anyway. Although...Read more »
I don't speak for JUSTIA, I just sometimes answer questions that users have, but from I understand, if you have a patent, it will automatically be accessible through this site. For more information, please contact the owners of JUSTIA.
It is always that claims that define the scope of the protection. If you don't infringe the patent claims, then you do not infringe the patent. You can copy whatever you want from the patent, as long as it is not found in the claims.
That is a design patent. Design patents are generally very narrow. Therefore, a manufacturer is able to make a folding bike locks that is similar to the one in this patent without infringing this patent.
No. There is no PCT patent that is enforceable. The WIPO simply publishes PCT patent applications. After the submission of the application, the applicant has to decide in which countries they want to get patents in, and then file and prosecute the applications in the selected countries.
I am not highly trained in this region but I think I can make it work. I made my own design for a motor creating electricity by means of magnets moving other magnets. I want to find out how I could claim my design so it can't be replicated.
I am not sure that I understand your idea. Most electric motors operate through the interaction between the motor's magnetic field and electric current in a wire winding to generate force in the form of rotation of a shaft.
Nonetheless, once you finish your invention, hire a patent...Read more »
Hi Grant! Permethrin has been around since the 1970s, so it is no longer patented. NMP is a very simple compound that is listed in my CRC from the early 1980s, but it may be 100 years old, so it too is not patented.
However, some uses of these compounds, or articles that use these...Read more »
I don't know which patents you are referring to, but my cursory search shows that there are about 5 patents that list Victor Staats as the inventor. 4 of these have expired due to their age, and 1 expired because a maintenance fee was not paid. There are no enforceable patents for Victor Staats...Read more »
This is an example of a legal word having two different meanings. The word patent used to mean a right that was granted by the monarch or the government for something, including a right to hold some land, or the exclusive right to sell a certain product in the kingdom. Nowadays,...Read more »
A patent that is issued is a legally a personal property, so that it can be inherited just like money, a car, or an art collection. If your great-grandfather owned patents, then it would have passed onto the appropriate heir (either by will or intestate).
Patent application #X was originally filed and later published in 2013 as I was employed by Applicant, I assigned it to them, patent was abandoned by applicant. I terminated my employment with them in January of 2016. They refilled the "same" patent in November 2018 but it got a different patent #... Read more »
I am sorry, John, but it is very unlikely that you have any ownership stake in Patent #Y.
If patent #Y has issued, and it is pretty much the same as patent application publication #X, then Patent Application Y somehow claimed priority to X. It had to, because X would otherwise be cited...Read more »
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