San Jose, CA asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California

Q: Is U.S. Patent No. 6,485,982 expired now?

1 Lawyer Answer
William Scott Goldman
William Scott Goldman

A: After reviewing the abstract online that appears to be the case:


Application granted


Anticipated expiration


Expired - Lifetime

Basically, it's a 17 year grant of exclusive rights from the 11/26/02 date of registration until 11/26/19. However, as trademarks and copyrights are my specialties, I would recommend waiting for confirmation from one of the licensed patent attorneys on Justia.

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