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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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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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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.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Hi, I am an employee at Microsoft. How do I submit an idea for patent application? How to start this process? Thanks!
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Aug 14, 2020

Does your contract with Microsoft include a clause about intellectual property rights? You should have your employment agreement reviewed by a patent attorney to determine if you have any rights to an invention that you developed during your employment.

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3 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: Hi. I have found a guy who has a provisional patent on a device I was looking to manufacture.

He is 80 years old and never done anything with the provisional patent.

If he agrees, is it possible for me to pay him to assign a provisional patent over to me so I can run with it... or can that only be done on a fully issued patent?

Thanks

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Aug 5, 2020

Provisional applications expire after 1 year and are not examined. An applicant who filed a provisional application must file a non-provisional application within one year from the provisional filing to be entitled to the priority date of the provisional application.

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Q: What resources(products/works created by others) in the public domain can be used freely for commercial purposes?

(excluding books, photos, video)

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Aug 3, 2020

Patents that are expired are also in the public domain and can be used. But you have to make sure that they are indeed expired and no continuation or divisional patents or pending applications have issued out of the expired patent.

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for Texas on
Q: My friend and I have come up with an idea that we want to market. It is extremely unique.

My friend and I have come up with an idea that we want to market. It is extremely unique. We have been researching for a few days now to make sure there is nothing like it on the market. We were trying to figure out if we need a patent to manufacture the product to sell or if we need a copyright.... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jul 27, 2020

You can do the paper filing yourself with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. However, do you know how to prepare a patent application with claims that specifically describe your invention? An attorney may help you with the preparation and advise you about the best strategy. While... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property for Indiana on
Q: I'm interested in acquiring a trademark for a piece of media I'm working on, how would I go about this?

The name of said media is 'Dreams of Fear' and I was just curios about the entire process of registering a trademark. I've looked into it a little bit before, but nothing too serious. Now the project is beginning to develop some serious steam and I want to cover myself before... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jul 13, 2020

An attorney will need to search the federal registry and optionally some of the states registries to determine if the trademark you wish to use is available. If the trademark is available, then the attorney can file an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. You can give... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Hello, I would like to enquire if using a specific type of solid fuel in a piston engine is uniquely patentable?

A solid fuel piston engine, with a specific fuel type with a specific waste types.

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jul 7, 2020

A patent attorney will do a patentability search for you to make sure that there is no relevant literature ( patents or other publications) that would prevent you from obtaining a patent. On your system. If no relevant prior art is found, the attorney will prepare and file your patent... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property for Virginia on
Q: Is my device patent-able?

Out of my garage, I created a device for elderly and vision-impaired assistance, out of commercially available components and open source code that enhances a particular medical companies system... Is it patentable? And after it is patented, I would like to approach the medical company with the... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jul 6, 2020

Your device sounds like a great invention! You should consider hiring a patent attorney to do a patentability search for similar devices. If there is no interfering prior art your patent attorney can then prepare and file a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: I have an idea for wheelchair, during application for patent do I have to submit complete wheelchair ?

Or only the proposal is enough?

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jul 1, 2020

For filing a patent application, you will have to have a clear idea of your wheelchair, so that it can properly be described in the application and illustrated in the drawings.

Contact me if you wish to discuss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Missouri on
Q: Can I patent an insulated holder, like a can koozie, but for electronic vaporizers?

I have a design for an insulated holder, like a can koozie, except instead of holding a can, it holds electronic vaporizers (Handheld “vapes” used for smoking herbs/herbal concentrates). Popular electronic vaporizers, like the Pax brand, have a common problem where the unit gets extremely hot... Read more »

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jun 29, 2020

Dear Matthew,

First of all, congratulations on your creativity!

To best answer your question, we would need to do a patentability search to make sure that your invention is novel and non-obvious over other similar products. If the search shows that there is no impending prior...
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3 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: Suppose I apply for a patent. While I am waiting, can I request that the title (name) of my patent be changed?
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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jun 29, 2020

Yes, we can change the title by amendment if you filed a non-provisional patent application, or by filing a new application data sheet if you filed a problem application.

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3 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark on
Q: Hello, i would like to ask about the process to register a trademark. thanks

I work at an Information technology company named Intalio. We would like to register the Intalio trademark, and confirm if we can register one of our product names previously owned by another company that we acquired.

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Jun 24, 2020

The process will involve a search for equal or similar trademarks in the federal registry and optionally in state registries. If the results of the search reveal that there are no analogous or very similar registered trademarks, we can then file an application with the United States Patent and... Read more »

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