It depends on how ownership of the patent is structured, and the terms of the investment.
For example, investors often require that the inventor assign the patent to a company. The inventor will presumably own shares in the company. When the investor invests, then the investor owns shares...Read more »
Your question remains open for two weeks. You could try reposting under the category "Patents (Intellectual Property)." There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but you would have better chances of a response there. Product liability is more about injuries from...Read more »
if you want to be more sure that your invention will not be stolen, there is an option to sign non-disclosure agreement with your business partner/company you are talking to about your idea. Always inform such company that you insist on signing this before you talk about...Read more »
Does this mean that no one is never allowed to make a bio degradeble lure other than this company? If one would be able to create something, they wouldn't be able to sell it? Not quite sure I understand how this patent works. Or is the patent designed to protect their formula, meaning if one... Read more »
To understand what exclusive right is possessed by the patent owner, it is necessary to read the claims of the patent. The patent only provides the exclusive right to practice what is specified in the claims. Claims 1, 21, and 22 in this patent are independent claims. Unless a possible infringer...Read more »
The first stage of this problem is not a patent question. Seems that at the core, that you had a contract with someone to do something for you. You said that you paid and provided material for them to use on the project and they did not perform. You should start with contact with an attorney...Read more »
I'm trying to determine if a new invention will pose risk for infringement. The claims under this patent seem very abstract in nature, thus preventing anyone from designing an application that retrieves general fishing related-data from users, processing it and then providing results based on... Read more »
US Patent No. 7631814 for Portable Sports Equipment Scent Dispersion Apparatus is listed in Google Patents as expired for failure to pay a maintenance fee. If you are the patent owner and the failure to pay the maintenance fee was unintentional, this can be fixed.
The pictures would be taken by customers of their own cars and would likely have the vehicle logo visible, and below the picture there would perhaps be a name for the vehicle they choose or a phrase of their picking...
We do not have an option for an international patent. (Yes, I know many people write that they have an international patent, but they are wrong). We have a type of patent application that is the front end for many patent system. This is called a Patent Cooperation Treaty Application (PCT...Read more »
I am concerned my intellectual idea may be stolen and replicated as this corporation is needed to provided initial capital to develop the business idea which may then be able to be self-sufficient if the idea is successful.
I am not a patent attorney, but you cannot patent an idea - it has to be an actual invention/product. With that being said, you can retain an attorney to draft a contract that would offer you some protection in the event your idea was stolen.
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