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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Pennsylvania on
Q: I need to find out if my father an grandparents left me an my siblings any land in Puerto Rican I was told they did

My mom told use we have a land but since my dad an grandparents pass away I'm not sure how to go about find out

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Apr 9, 2021

Your question was posted as a patent (invention) question for Pennsylvania. You won't find any good answers there. You need to ask the question again and say that your question is for "real estate law" for the US Territory of Puerto Rico (the territories are listed after the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for North Carolina on
Q: Did Ronald Carter patent Ring Camera and CPI Security.

I was told that Ronald Carter patented the Ring Camera and CPI System. I asked who holds the patent and a different name comes up.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Apr 6, 2021

You may need to work with a patent attorney to fully answer this question. As a start, a Ronald Carter is a named inventor for US PAT. NO. US10949153B2 for Methods and systems for facilitating the generation of a customized response based on a context. The text of that patent indicates that... Read more »

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Q: Question about infringing on patents

https://patents.justia.com/assignee/future-motion-inc

I'm looking to build my own self-stabilizing skateboard (one wheel). Do I infringe on future motion's patents by doing so? I'm gonna develop the technology myself, although the premises will be similar to those of the... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Apr 3, 2021

I am pleased that you care about avoiding the patent rights of others. However, the short answer is that there is no way to give you a useful answer in this forum. This question requires that someone with the right skills look in great detail at what has been claimed and what you propose to do.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: What would the legal processes and costs be if we develop very similar tech to patent #20210022609?

Our tech uses similar electronics to patent #20210022609, with the addition of piezoelectric power supply. This is our first experience of IP law as a start-up so I would be grateful for a run-through of the legal processes required.

-Would be possible to develop similar tech for market... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 31, 2021

Let me help get you oriented.

1) 20210022609 is NOT an issued US patent. It is publication of an application for patent. It is part of a family of patent applications filed by Northwestern University including a PCT application which is the front end for many patent systems in the world...
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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: how to get patent number for our instrument?

we have made few modifications in NA fixator to make it easy and effective to use as distractor for closed IL nailing of femur and tibia and want to get its patent number but dont know the procedure, pl guide

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 31, 2021

From your question, my sense is that you think that the patent process is much like seeking a trademark or a copyright where there is a registration and you get a number assigned to you.

That is not how it works.

For a patent to be granted on a particular claim, there are many...
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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Texas on
Q: Is Hydra-Bore available to name a new product. Product is mounted on a Power Booster(tm) jets flow opposite direction.

External jets face opposite direction operated with water. Used on sludges 2 clean & for hydro excavation.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 31, 2021

You need to repost this question as a trademark question so that is is presented to trademark attorneys as patent attorney work with inventions not names.

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: Can I create a product that is similar to a current patented product?

There is currently a patent for an item that has interchangeable heads that screw on. Can I create the same type of product with interchangeable heads if it attaches in a different way?

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 25, 2021

First, I commend you for giving thought about whether your proposed course of action will be beyond the scope of the patent rights of another.

Now to the question of whether you can do what you propose. The answer is it depends. It really depends on what specifically is in the claims of...
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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Illinois on
Q: Is there a type of disclosure document that I can use to protect an IP idea that i am working on, before it's designed?

I have an idea that I'm working on that will have to be patented, but i am reluctant about asking people with the knowledge to build the idea for assistance as they may steal it and create it themselves. Is there a type of disclosure document that I can use to protect my idea?

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 23, 2021

I am not licensed in Illinois so you need to ask a local lawyer. But you should ask to have a Non-Disclosure Agreement that you use when you are vetting vendors and a more detailed agreement that you use when you hire a vendor.

The second agreement needs to include many things. For the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Michigan on
Q: How can I obtain an electrical drawing of an issued patent for a tabletop home deep fryer? The patent is #D600066.

The patent # on the bottom of the deep fryer is 200630060898.8 I took my deep fryer apart to clean the build-up of oil and grease and I want to be accurate in reassembling the electronic and mechanical parts. The Canadian Patent Office helped me obtain the American D600066 number.

Where... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 18, 2021

Sorry. All you have is a design patent number. That just shows the ornamental appearance and none of the inner details.

https://patents.google.com/patent/USD600066S1/en?oq=D600066+

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: I was the CEO of SuriLight I like to know (1)if any of our patents are still valid. How the 20 yrs expiration counted

(2) how can we recover the patent right, if we forgot to pay the annual fee.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 14, 2021

This is a shame. It indicates a breakdown in the teamwork between a patent attorney and a client.

Let me answer your question in pieces.

Patent term is more confusing than it should be. The one part that is simple, is that patent term is not a function of the technology. There...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Delaware on
Q: US6433276B1 Can I sell this product after the patent expires? Can Patents be renewed?
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 11, 2021

Patents cannot be renewed after the end of their full term (in contrast to trademarks and copyrights).

To be clear, a patent that goes abandoned early for failure to pay a maintenance fee can be revived if the failure was unintentional.

To the extent that one patent has expired,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Social Security for Florida on
Q: I’m 20 years old and I’m dad refuses to give me my ssn.

He told me he was it and the only way I would be able to get it is by changing my address on my driver’s license.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 8, 2021

This is not a patent law question (inventions). I hope that someone familiar with social security issues can be of help.

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2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: I left a company. They can regist a patent, where I am as inventor, in USA without my permission?

I left a company.

Now, i see that they register a patent in USA, after I left the company. I never give any permission to register the patent in US territory.They can regist a patent, where I am as inventor, in USA without my permission?

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 7, 2021

If you were employed to invent things, then yes.

They can file without your signature if you were under an obligation to assign your rights. They have to jump through some hoops. My memory is that they need to reach out to get your signature but can proceed if you refuse. I have not...
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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: i have an invention idea that worked what do i do now ?
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 5, 2021

Depending on whether you want to commercialize this invention (sell it to others) you may have a lot of things to do. You may want to create an estimate on the size of the market and the likely costs to make your product.

But at bare minimum, you will need to consider whether you should...
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2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Oregon on
Q: how long is a chemical etching patents?

For example, what is the duration of a patent 10640679

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 3, 2021

Patent term is more confusing than it should be. The one part that is simple, is that patent term is not a function of the technology. There is not a way for the applicant to apply to extend the patent term (unlike trademarks or copyrights). (but as noted below, there are things that can shorten... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Legal Malpractice and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Louisiana on
Q: If I purchased a house for me and my deceased wife can her children take me to court and take my house
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Feb 28, 2021

This was listed as Patents Intellectual Property. That is what I do and this is not a question I can help you with. Perhaps you should add Family Law and Probate.

Good Luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: My father in law is going to be admitted to a state run retirement home by adult protective services of tx. No will

His wife passed away before Christmas and has dementia. He lives in Texas and we live in Florida. He has no will. My husband is the only child of his. They said when he is released from the hospital that he will be sent to the state run nursing home. Then at that time his home will be locked... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Feb 23, 2021

You need an answer from someone that knows. Your question was posted to patents (inventions). You need to seek someone in Texas with knowledge of elder law and related topics.

Good luck.

Kevin E Flynn

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Is there a patent for fashion removable sleeves details?

I have been making some dressy add on sleeves and I am trying to find out if the idea has already been patented

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Feb 22, 2021

Here is one piece of the puzzle.

In the US, you need to file a patent application within one year of

A) your first sale of the item

B) your first public disclosure -- including posts to social media

C) your first public use.

A patent attorney will be able...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Connecticut on
Q: If a U.S. Patent is granted after first being filed as a Provisional Patent, does the U.S. Patent expire on its grant...

...date or 20 years after the Provisional Patent's file date?

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Feb 17, 2021

Assuming all maintenance fees are paid and there is not a terminal disclaimer linking the end date to another patent, then the termination date is 20 years after the first non-provisional application in the family plus any bonus days extending the term through Patent Term Adjustment (PTA).... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: where can i get patents only for toyota cars ?

I am writing my thesis and would like to know where I can find patents for Toyota vehicles

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Feb 9, 2021

The USPTO search site allows you to use search fields including assignee. This won't pick up a patent that was later assigned or licensed to Toyota but this will get you started.... Read more »

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