Prescott, WI asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Wisconsin

Q: Can I get the same layer as xxxx because my inventions are similar as his but different enough and more effi

I would like to work with the same lawyer who worked with xxxx because his motor designs are similar to mine, but mine are better. Do you help with licencing the technology as well? I would need to have you sign a non-disclosure form. I am sure that after you see my flux switching/ permanent magnet motors and electrical circuitry that captures part of the energy used in the electromagnets to be used again in the motor you will be more that impressed. If you do not want to work with me then I am sure there are many people who would love too. I think that your familiarity with Flynn's work would go along way in getting my designs patented and lichened.

Thank you

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Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn
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  • Chapel Hill, NC

A: I do not know the specifics of what Charles J. Flynn invented (no relation). However, it is one of the quirks of patent law that a patent attorney working for a client in a specific area generally cannot help another client in that same area.

The patent attorney cannot help two different clients obtain patents that might be used against each other.

This is why patent attorneys ask for a non-proprietary short description of the type of good or service that a potential client is working on before receiving any secret information.

Finally, patent attorneys generally do not sign NDA agreements as they are already subject to duties of confidentiality and loyalty under state bar rules and the disciplinary rules of the USPTO. Links to the North Carolina rules can be found at https://www.flynniplaw.com/resources/resources-for-entrepreneurs. The rules are substantially similar from state to state although some states address a new issue before other states do.

I hope this helps.

Kevin E Flynn

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