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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: What ways are there to have custom container holdings a persons feet that can be inserted in between 2layers of silicone

I want to be able to have a pocket for each foot to fit into (like a shoe) made of a silicone material that can fit in between 2 layers of silicone that looks and works like a Mermaid tail. Such as a mono fin or Flippers that are connected and require a swimmer to use both feet at once, unlike... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jan 9, 2021

I suppose you are asking whether you can get a patent for your product or conversely, whether your product could potentially infringe another patented product. A patent attorney can do a patentability search on your product and review patented products to provide you with an opinion on both these... Read more »

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Q: Hi, I am looking to sell water filter jugs via Amazon. I'm from the UK, is this patented or can I sell it? Thanks
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Dec 29, 2020

You will need to provide a patent attorney you trust with a detailed description of your jugs, including drawings. The patent attorney will then perform a freedom to operate search and analysis to determine if there is a risk of infringement and, if so, how to design around to avoid the risk.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Wyoming on
Q: Im designing a shoe similar to another brand in design, but find no patents for ornamental design, how can this be?

I understand companies use tricky terminology to describe their patents, is there a way to search just footwear patents?

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Dec 28, 2020

Many shoes are patented as utility patents rather than ornamental designs. I suggest you contact a patent attorney to assist you with your search.

Best regards,

Liliana Di Nola-Baron, J.D., Ph.D.

Attorney at Law

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Liliana@dinolaip.com

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: Connector assembly for portable hanger Patent number: 9066616 In regards to this patent how do I get a license to sell
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Dec 27, 2020

You will need to contact the assignee, Luxe Link, LLC, and see if they are interested in licensing to you. I suggest that you contact an intellectual property attorney, who can help you with a licensing agreement.

Best,

Liliana Di Nola-Baron, J.D., Ph.D.

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4 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Intellectual Property for Florida on
Q: Will the employer own my unfinished product?

I am looking at accepting employment for software development at a company that has a intellectual property clause. stating "Any invention, discovery, development, concept, idea, process or work related to our Company’s business no matter what form it takes, whether or not it can be patented... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Dec 16, 2020

The only way you could retain ownership of your product would be to negotiate with the company, so that you can add to the clause in the contract the specific exclusion of the project you started prior to your hiring from the intellectual property owned by the company.

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: Who currently has rights to patent number PP 19561

The inventor is now deceased.

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Dec 9, 2020

There is no record showing that the inventor had assigned his right to an assignee in this patent. If there is no assignee, the patent usually becomes the property of the inventor's estate.

Liliana Di Nola-Baron, J.D., Ph.D.

Attorney at Law

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Texas on
Q: When a patent expires after 20 years and is assigned to another person or institution is it still in the public domain?

A patent for a technology I am looking at expired in August after 20 years and it says it was assigned to Bank of America. Does this mean Bank of America now owns the intellectual property or is the IP now open to the public? Would a licensing agreement with Bank of America be required to use this... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Nov 26, 2020

Dear Ian,

The assignment of a patent to an assignee does not affect the term of a patent. In other words, if the patent is indeed expired, it is now in the public domain. You should make sure that the patent has expired.

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3 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Indiana on
Q: I think I’ve discovered a new type of Calathea. My Calathea has mutated and reproduced with new patterns and colors.

What are my first steps to patent such a beautiful plant?

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Nov 23, 2020

Congratulations on your discovery!

Assuming you obtained a new species that does not exists in nature and that you have the means and knowledge to commercialize it, the next step would be to prepare and file a plant patent application which describes and claims the new Calathea plant....
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for Tennessee on
Q: I've recently designed a toy but I'm not sure is a copyright what I need? I'd feel most comfortable filing myself, TN.

It's really just a modification I've made to stuffed animals, that started out as a game mechanic. I just really want to make sure that if someone manufactures it that they won't stop me from using the design. Making some money off of it wouldn't hurt either but it is secondary.

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Nov 18, 2020

You may want to consider protecting your toy with a patent, assuming your modifications to existing toys are novel and non-obvious. You will need a patent attorney to help you assessing the patentability of your toy and preparing and filing the patent application.

Please give me a call if...
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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for California on
Q: Can I patent and idea or concept of a device me and my team created?
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Nov 17, 2020

While ideas are not patentable per se, a device may be patentable if it is fully described in the patent application, it has utility, and it is new and non- obvious over similar devices that exist in the prior art.

Please give me a call if you wish to discuss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Hi; kindly ask for an Aerospace experiences lawyer recommendation.

Aircraft Interior related

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Oct 27, 2020

I just prepared a patent application for NASA.

Please contact me directly, thank you.

Liliana Di Nola-Baron, J.D., Ph.D.

Attorney at Law

Di Nola IP

Liliana@dinolaip.com

202-734-0253

3 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: hello, would you help me understand this abstract?

A method for interpreting user submitted coupon images is described. A coupon image is received over a network from a user. The coupon image is associated with a coupon. A server system processes the received coupon image to identify one or more coupon matching characteristics. The one or more... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Oct 22, 2020

The invention is about a method to electronically read coupons and match them with coupons stored in a database or send them to real persons to be matched if there is no match in the database.

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3 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Texas on
Q: If an invention company gets a patent on a potential clients idea. Does the client have any legal rights for the idea?
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Oct 22, 2020

Does the client have proof of invention and a record of conversations with the company? If so, there are ways to add the client's name to the patent that the company obtained on the invention.

Please contact me if you wish to discuss further.

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: How to respond to an objection to the specification in an Office Action.

The background section in the specification cites some patent and non-patent publications, which were submitted in an IDS and considered by the examiner. However, Office Action rejects the specification by stating "It is noted that applicant appears to have furnished a version of these... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Sep 25, 2020

It sounds like the examiner is requesting that the applicant remove prior art citations from the specification in view of the IDS. I suggest that you request a phone interview with the examiner to discuss this and possibly othe rejections, so that your next response may put the application in... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Oregon on
Q: Have an idea for an athletic footwear design that I believe is unique and functional. Has it been patented?

How much should I plan on spending to learn if this idea is, in fact, unique? Whom should I contact? Patent attorneys? How much money should I anticipate spending to create a patent as to protect my idea before I present it to major manufacturers?

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Sep 12, 2020

A patent attorney can do a patentability search to determine if your fotware is novel and non-obvious. If the search shows that your footware design is novel, the patent attorney should prepare and file a patent application for your invention. Once the application is filed, you may talk to... Read more »

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Q: Hi team,Is there a difference between a patent with Amazon of a patent in the USA? Are they 2 different patents?

I own a patent in New Zealand. I want to own a patent in China and USA and UK. I want to sell via Amazon as a seller. I'm of the understanding that Amazon can arrange a patent for me BUT I remain confused as to whether this is a 'special patent for Amazon's own platform' OR... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Sep 2, 2020

When did you file your patent application in New Zealand? If it is less than one year ago, you can file a Patent Cooperation Treaty application, and from there national stages in the United States and China. You should file on your own and not let Amazon appropriate your intellectual property... Read more »

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Q: where can I search patents

I want to check if anyone has already patented something I designed. I'm not sure if it it falls under patent or industrial design. Can I check in both places?

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Aug 28, 2020

You may start from Google Patents. You can also search on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website and the European Patent Office website.

Please contact me if you have any additional questions.

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Texas on
Q: My feet dry, flaking, itching. Store items don't work. I made my own with household products. It works. Can I patent it

It's a foot cream.

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Aug 25, 2020

You will need a patent attorney to run a patentability search on your foot cream. If your cream is novel, then the patent attorney can prepare and file the patent application for you with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Please call me if you wish to receive more information.

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4 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: I want to do a patent search with a company. But it isn't throwing any results. Could you please help me?

Patent search help

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Aug 21, 2020

A comprehensive search must include searches on the United States Patent and Trademark Office database, the European Patent Office database, and international patent databases. Please contact me if you wish to have more information.

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: Who is the best lawyer to use to file a patent for CLASSIFIED electromagnetic asteriod propolsion system?

electromagnetic asteroid propulsion system

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Aug 16, 2020

You want a lawyer with a Ph.D. in the scientific field and has experience working with NASA or other government agencies. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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