I depends on whether the "idea" you wish to use "from the patent" is captured and within the scope of the patent's claims. The claims are numbered sentences at the end of the patent, of course, and you may be able to get some idea on your own, but it may be necessary to...View More
That's probably a $20K to $40K kind of question. Any short musings from a free answer here will not likely be useful. If it's really important to you, economically, find competent patent counsel and see if the value to you is enough for them to consider the project.
I am planning on making them and selling them in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of TN. We would get a small business license, and pick our own messages. But I'm wondering if I legally can't, based on this patent. And if this patent doesn't stop me, are there other patents that... View More
This is not a patent. It is a published patent application that was abandoned a long time ago. If you need a patent search to see if any other patents out there would present a problem, you're gonna have to engage a patent professional. But this patent application would not be a problem.
The required maintenance fees for this patent seem to have been timely paid to date, so it seems that the patent is active. The independent claims, however, are quite detailed (and potentially narrow). Your first step should be to sit down with a patent attorney and have them go over the...View More
Does this mean that no one is never allowed to make a bio degradeble lure other than this company? If one would be able to create something, they wouldn't be able to sell it? Not quite sure I understand how this patent works. Or is the patent designed to protect their formula, meaning if one... View More
To understand what exclusive right is possessed by the patent owner, it is necessary to read the claims of the patent. The patent only provides the exclusive right to practice what is specified in the claims. Claims 1, 21, and 22 in this patent are independent claims. Unless a possible infringer...View More
First, make an invention. One that is novel and nonobvious. Then write some words and draw some pictures providing adequate written description and enablement. Then file at the USPTO office and wait until they send you something back. Then argue with them that the claims really are novel and...View More
company employment states whatever is developed while employed belongs to the company. if they are going to sin off these patents/ideas or sell them as equity when selling the company, can there be anything in it for me?
Based on what you have stated, it isn't likely that you have a legal right to any compensation. You begin your question by noting that "company employment states whatever is developed while employed belongs to the company...." This aspect of an employment agreement, coupled with...View More
I want to patent an idea. If I file a provisional patent on my own and hire a patent attorney later to file a nonprovisional patent on the same idea, can he/she modify the provisional patent and correct/modify any flaws that I possibly make in the provisional patent?
The thing to keep in mind is that any application filing, provisional or otherwise, only holds a solid priority date for you if it provides adequate written description and enablement for your invention. So, while truly cosmetic things can be "corrected" without a problem, if new matter...View More
The impact lead has on shooting ranges is devastating to the local environment. The goal would be to produce ammunition that could be used in common calibers. This ammunition would comprise of materials that could be broken down naturally and with low to no impact on the environment and ground... View More
Sounds like the composition of your projectile is what will be relevant. Dimensions would not seem to be the issue. If you're projectile composition is novel and nonobvious, then you may be able to obtain a utility patent. I'd be happy to discuss.
Each letter in the alphabet corresponds to an animal and an emotion as well. The illustration on the flashcard shows the emotion on that animal. Example: A is for Ape. Then in the flashcard, it depicts of an ape what is Anxious. B for bear. Then the bear in the picture is brave. C for cat and the... View More
I don't necessarily agree with the design patent route. If you can show, or better if you have research that shows, increased retention with the additional association of the emotion matching the letter of the animal name AND can show that this is novel, you could potentially pursue a utility...View More
A number of U.S. patents relating to this subject matter appear under the name Paul Stamets. Several are relatively newly issued and will be active for some time. One thing to realize is that the patent only provides an exclusive right (right to sue for infringement) for what is within the scope...View More
Covering cameras using a slide mechanism is obviously nothing new. How specific or non-specific is this patent? Does the patent refer to covering both cameras in one single slide while simultaneously leaving space for the proximity sensors? Or is it just for this very specific mechanism for the... View More
This patent, like all patents, only provides exclusivity to the owner (or licensees) for what is recited in the "claims." Claims are the numbered sentences at the end of the PDF of the patent document, although they occur near the beginning of the html version of the patent on the USPTO...View More
They took two weeks and gave us the patent search results. They now want to give us some proposals for work with their company that they say includes possible design engineering, patent application, legal work with an attorney, marketing, etc.
We want to make sure this company and process... View More
The phrase in your question " they say includes possible design engineering, patent application, legal work with an attorney, marketing, etc" concerns me. It sounds like a "package" of services most often offered by "invention submission" companies. Some may be...View More
If you are referring to a modification to the AR-15 platform (AR is Armalite Rifle, for the original maker), I am a patent attorney and also a shooting enthusiast with years of experience building and modifying AR type rifles. I'd be happy to talk to you.
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