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