I live in the state of Delaware and am an inventor on a patent owned by my company (they are a non-profit and they applied for the patent; I did the work during my employment with them). The patent is going to be licensed by a company. I want to know whether I have legal grounds for compensation... Read more »
answered on Oct 21, 2022
You've asked an important question, that comes up often with employees, and the answer is somewhat complicated.
In their employment agreements, many employers these days require new employees to assign any and all rights to their new inventions to the company. They also typically... Read more »
Option as copyright will provide public access, although not clear for me, but what do you recommend
answered on Jun 7, 2021
So I know its been a min since you've posted this question, but if you've developed a "new" software it might be best to seek a patent for your invention.
answered on May 25, 2021
Consult with an attorney
Copyright gives people public access to your creation so it may not be the best option
answered on May 1, 2019
The cost to have a professional draft an application can be as low as 4-5k and dramatically higher if you go through large firms. Filing the application will cost about 1720, unless discounts for small entity or micro entity apply. For filing, the main things you'll need are the complete... Read more »
I registered my business in DE named “Goddess Financial”, after a trademark search I realized there is a company in Australia named “Financial Goddess”. (Registered their trademark in USA). We offer different services but both obviously in the financial industry. Do I have to change my... Read more »
answered on Apr 12, 2019
I would recommend that you change your name to avoid future disputes. The standard for trademark infringement is a likelihood of confusion. Sounds like that is a possibility. Now, if you were using the trademark before the date of first use of the registered mark, you may want to seek... Read more »
answered on Mar 18, 2019
You don't identify what you are talking about, so we can't help you.
In 2016 A partner and I formed a product oriented company. We spent months of planning and research to choose our company name and product name. We also consulted with two attorneys in choosing the product name. We proceeded to purchase a domain, file a Delaware trademark registration, and a... Read more »
answered on Jun 4, 2018
The USPTO may deny the application based on the conflict with your registration. I would continue to watch the application. If it is published for opposition, you may want to retain an attorney to oppose the registration. It is also possible that both trademarks can exist concurrently if the... Read more »
We are going to incorporate a software company in Delaware. There is a trademark for the same company name but in the oil in gas industry in Texas. Also doing a google search, we see that there are other business using the same name in the software sector, but they don't appear to... Read more »
answered on May 31, 2018
An attorney would need to review all the facts to answer this question. Here are some general observations that may be helpful.
The oil company trademark could be an issue if the products/services are similar. For example, if that trademark is for geo-location services and your software... Read more »
Patents 20160051891; 20150339042; 9098969; 20140378199; 20060202671
answered on Sep 17, 2017
You can search for assignments of U.S. patents and patent applications here: https://epas.uspto.gov
answered on Apr 25, 2014
Trademark disputes are best handled by an attorney. Trademark disputes are usually started with a cease and desist letter.
answered on Feb 12, 2013
Did you read the decision? If so, what part don't you understand? The opinion is much too long for such a broad question.
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