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 »
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 »
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 »
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?
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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...Read more »
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.
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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