Agree that there is not a legal mandate to patent any invention (putting aside the requirements of government grant recipients to timely report inventions so that the government can elect to patent the invention if the grantee does not).
A patent is like a fence around an orchard. It...Read more »
There are all sorts of products that are similar or improve on an already existing idea. My idea is in that atmosphere, but the marketing concept for my would-be product is vastly different than the product that already exists. I've been brainstorming ways to create a different design that... Read more »
"The pillow cushion has a first major surface, a second major surface, and deformable wall members extending between the first major surface and the second major surface. The deformable wall members are located and configured to define voids therebetween such that the deformable wall members... Read more »
I see that what you quoted has more than one period. It looks like you are quoting the abstract. That is not what you need to look at. You need to have a patent attorney review the issued claims and see what they require.
A claim may have 25 nouns and 25 verbs but by law has only one...Read more »
Only a subset of patent attorneys work with plant patents. My suggestion would be as a first step is to look at some plant patents so that you understand what sort of information goes into a plant patent.
Next you need to search specifically for someone that handles plant patents as they...Read more »
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 approval date for a drug named BIKTARVY is 02/07/2018 and the date of the first-expiring patent is 11/04/2020. Meaning the amount of time between the approval date of the drug and the date of the first-expiring patent is 2 years, 8 months and 29 days. Why would it be too short and not a length... Read more »
Old rules were that patents had a term of 17 years from when they issued. New rules are that apply to patent applications filed after June 8, 1995 are 20 years from the first non-provisional patent application....Read more »
She lives in Florida and I have been trying for two years to get my stuff back. I asked her for the property back or the money to replace it and she told me that I was getting nothing back and that she didn’t owe me anything. I never abandoned my property, I had been kicked out by them and... Read more »
I agree with the advice that you should work with a patent attorney to sort this out. I will add that it may be prudent to do some initial searching before that first meeting with the patent attorney. My slides as http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching may help you with your DIY searches that will help...Read more »
I was a Ph.D. student working with my professor at University. We together applied for two patents, which were approved in the U.S. and Europe. My professor later started a company and licensed these patents from the University. Recently on the news, a large company sub-licensed these patents again... Read more »
This is not a patent law question per se. This is more of a contract/employment law issue. Thus, you need to consult with an attorney from the state where you were a student. Frequently, Ph.D students sign agreements as they are being paid to teach or to work in the labs. These agreements will...Read more »
A United States Patent applies to the United States. (make, use, sell, offer to sell)
A United States Patent applies to actions in the United States. So making a product in China and importing to the US would be covered. Also making a product in the US and exporting to Canada would be...Read more »
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