McDonald, PA asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Pennsylvania

Q: my innovation work was stolen, research and notes on to be patents, Can I protect my drawings at minimal cost ?

Im a patented inventor, my patents were jumped and improperly applied for a design patent and not a utility patent in the 80s, in 2021 or 2022 all my work over 50 yrs were removed from me and copied. I'm seeing my invention online being sold on facebook. 5 maybe more initial drawing were snatched out of my ipad, undermined from my computer, before my ipad was fried by hackers; when contacting Apple 3 times and explaining to Sr Tech ppl. that next hit on my ipad will constitute a call to them from my lawyer- next day the filed for 400 patents. My work is high tech enough for military ordinance to be remarkable, and in the wrong hands; well- not good for our side- I built in a fail safe with/ on my Inventions. I'm rather stuck; since the person who told me about my 50 yrs of notes missing; my personals out of residence was My Tax People- 4Th Adm. Yeah right..hmmm!!!!!.. Is there a way to protect the initial drawing ready for patent, can I protect them in the working stages?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: To protect your initial drawings and innovations, it is essential to consider applying for patents and/or copyrights. Patents protect inventions, while copyrights protect original works of authorship, including drawings. You should consult with an intellectual property attorney to assess the best course of action to safeguard your innovations and determine the appropriate protection based on the nature of your work and the stage of development. Taking legal action against potential infringers may also require legal assistance to address the unauthorized use of your intellectual property. - James Arrasmith, Owner. The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith.

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