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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Wisconsin on
Q: If I was to patent a swimsuit with built in spandex what legal barriers would I need to overcome?
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jul 22, 2021

You have to make sure that your product is novel and non-obvious over similar products and that you are not infringing other patented swimsuits. You should consult a patent attorney.

3 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: How long is a "patent pending" status good for and what happens after this period ?
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jul 8, 2021

"Patent Pending " means that an application for a patent has been filed for the particular product, system or method with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The status "Patent Pending " ends with the final disposal of the application by the USPTO, which... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: USE OF CANNABINOIDS IN THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY SKIN DISEASES GW pharmaceuticals Can I apply for a patent

I’ve developed a few process to extract cannabinoids from the cannabis plant and after reviewing GW patents am I able to apply for any patent concerning cannabis?

Thank you

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jul 1, 2021

In general, processes for extracting cannabinoids are patentable. Having said that, you should hire a patent atto

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Is it an infringement on this patent to use ridges for a similar product?

We are designing a high heel that transforms into a flat and we use ridges in our design to help the flat shoe bend at two points to transform into a high heel. Though this is not the main design used to transform the high heel to a flat shoe in this patent, their shoe uses ridges as well to help... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jun 10, 2021

It is not clear from your question what patent you are referring to. It would be best to consult a patent attorney to analyze the claims of the patent in question and assess the risk of infringement and whether you should design around the patented product.

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4 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New York on
Q: How does one get an ideas manufactured,,I have an idea but not sure where to go from here.
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jun 6, 2021

If you are interested in protecting your product before you start selling, you should contact a patent attorney to determine if your product is patentable and, if so, prepare and file a patent application.

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2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property for California on
Q: Trademark Infringements and I don't know what to do ... need to find a lawyer to hire?

above - my email is whimsymecandles@gmail.com and my telephone number is 845-797-1574. please leave a message and i will call you right back if i don't pick up. i believe i may need an attorney for this type of issue long-term. thank you!

I rec'd the following email re my... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jun 1, 2021

Correct me if I am wrong..

You have a registered trademark for Candle Therapy by Whimsyme. Someone else is trying to register a trademark for Candle Therapy, and the examiner rightly refuses registration because of likelihood of confusion. So they are threatening a fake lawsuit to push you...
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Q: How can we sell a patented product? Should we ask the patent owner for their permission?
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on May 26, 2021

Assuming the patent is still valid, you should contact the patent's owners or assignee to see if they are willing to license their patented product. You should seek the help of an attorney who specializes in licensing to negotiate the terms of the license.

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Q: I am working on a thesis. I am interested in a patent. How much will it cost?

it's about Treatment of bisphenol-a residue streams

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on May 20, 2021

Assuming the patent is still valid, you will need to contact the patent's owner or assignee to see if you can license or buy the patent or certain rights. There is no fixed price. You should have an attorney who specializes in licensing work with you.

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Q: How can I regester new mathematical ideas or theories. Please help me to patent it.(these is about angles).
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on May 9, 2021

You may not obtain a patent for mathematical ideas. However, you may be able to obtain a patent for the application of such ideas, if the application is novel and non-obvous. Please contact a patent attorney to learn more about the patenting process.

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New York on
Q: Loophole to extend US provisional patient by 18-month by filing PCT and preserve original US priority date

I have filed a provisional US patent 11+ months ago (I have about a week remaining to file full patent). I know in the US there is no way to extend this without loosing my priority date of May 2020. However, can I refile this as a PCT, claiming the May2020 priority date, and then file the full... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on May 6, 2021

If the PCT is just a loophole and it has no value to you, a less expensive alternative would be to file a non-provisional application claiming priority to the provisional, optionally with a request for non-publication, and then abandon the non-provisional application at a later time in favor of a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Texas on
Q: can i sell my own smart mirror?
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Mar 30, 2021

Is your smart mirror your invention or did you just make small modifications to an existing product? If you made some modifications to an existing product, is that product patented? If so, it is best to consult an attorney, who can review the patented product, and advise you on whether your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: how can i contact a patent owner to get his permission to sell his patent?

the patent is a carabiner and i'm looking to sell it as part of a kit

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Mar 15, 2021

If the patent is still valid, you will need to license it from the owner and/or the assignee. You should contact an intellectual property attorney, who can assist you in determining if the patent is valid and under any licensing agreement, and help you with the preparation and execution of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Colorado on
Q: If there is a baby bottle design on the market, would I be infringing if I designed a water bottle similarly?

Obviously different use... but similar body shape.

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Feb 17, 2021

A patent attorney can help you determine if the product on the market is patented and, if so, if the patent is still valid or it has expired. Even if the patent is still valid, there may be some differences between your product and the product on the market, so that you would not be at risk of... Read more »

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Q: Can I patent a simple single wearable button that calls 911

I have conducted a detailed search and found out that my button do not infringes any existing design patents but the idea is already present with different designs. Almost all the patents currently present related to my Idea/product are of the same idea but the design is different for example there... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Feb 10, 2021

You should have an attorney do a comprehensive patentability search. An expired patent disclosing a product very similar to yours can be used by an examiner as a basis for rejecting your invention as lacking novelty and/or being an obvious modification of the patented product.

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Q: I want to patent an orthopedic implant

I am an orthopedic surgeon in Jammu, India and I want to patent an orthopedic implant, an external fixator and I would like to seek your guidance to proceed further.

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Feb 4, 2021

I am an experienced patent attorney and have prepared and prosecuted a large number of patent applications directed to implants.

Please feel free to contact me directly.

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

Attorney at Law

www.DiNolaIP.com

Liliana@dinolaip.com

202-734-0253

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: If I use a new 3d model for my electronic product should I patented it to prevent others to use it ?can i use copyright?

Is there another cheap way to prevent others to use my 3d model design?

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Feb 1, 2021

You will need to seek the assistance of a patent attorney who, based on your model, will search for similar products and determine if your model could be patentable.

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

Attorney at Law

Di Nola IP

www.DiNolaIP.com

Liliana@dinolaip.com

202-734-0253

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Good evening, how I can get information about a Patent in what stadium it is? My Son was an Inventor but he past away!

he worked on medication for cancer, but it come out that it’s good for Alzheimer

Thank you very much for any answer you can give me

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jan 30, 2021

I am very sorry about your son's passing!

I did some research and found that your son was the co-inventor of 7 granted US patents having the following numbers:

10,822,345; 10,723,743; 10,005,769; 9,580,438; 8,946,426; 8,772,504; and 8,614,201.

He is also a co-inventor...
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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

www.DiNolaIP.com

Liliana@dinolaip.com

202-734-0253

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