Miami, FL asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida

Q: Someone is claiming that they don't have to share patent number due to extension of submission period..

I'm trying to get the alleged inventor to share the patent number of the invention they claim has had a patent granted to it already.

Their story is they built a prototype of a different form, got it patented which was a few years ago, (can't dig up the patent number for that via search) and the current design, yet to be actually prototyped, is what they claim is patented yet they cannot share the patent number of that either for strategic reasons and when confronted about it they claim they got an extension of the first patented prototype for this new design claiming it's included with the previous patent that should actually have a published patent number after this long.

It's not being withheld due to national security so they can't hide behind that. I smell something fishy here... To my mind, regardless of future improvements, also covered by the original patent if it is true, the patent number should have been published if their claim is true! ! What say you? Thanks!

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Moorestown, NJ

A: None of this makes sense. I think that your friend is pulling your leg.

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