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Q: I have a patent for which I have just received a notice of allowance. Can I add an inventor?

The application has been assigned to my company. I want to add one more inventor before it is issued. Can I add one more inventor before the patent is issued? I have not paid the issue fee yet.

Carl Massey Jr
Carl Massey Jr answered on Jan 18, 2022

Yes, you can. Just let your patent counsel know the details and they should be able to take care of it for you.

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Q: If i would like to sell a item simmilar to the product that has a patent on it. How much would it have to differ?

I would like to sell helmets with lights on it. I saw that one company has the patent on helmets with lights and indicator on it. Does that mean i can't sell other helmets with the same functionality or just that i can't sell the exact same helmets as the patent holder. And if so, how... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Connecticut on
Q: How do I find someone so I can purchase there patent
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Jan 9, 2022

I would start by finding out who owns the patent. Most patents are assigned from the inventors to a company. Sometimes a patent is then assigned several times after that. The issued patent lists the assignee (owner) as of the date that the patent issues but does not get updated.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Hello! How to get the right to use this patent for personal uses?

I am a teacher at school. I want to research Stanley Meyer's inventions.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Jan 1, 2022

First, I want to congratulate you for being a teacher (the world needs great teachers) and congratulate you for wanting to do the right thing with respect to patent rights.

The process on JUSTIA did not convey the number for the patent of interest to the patent attorneys. But here are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark on
Q: What are guide questions to see whether a fictional character is too similar to another real or fictional character

I have characters with varying levels of similarity to other people. I’d like a rule/s to go by in case I make more, as well. I believe Tradmark and Copyright come into play, but there may be more.

Robert Kost
Robert Kost answered on Dec 31, 2021

It will be impossible to answer your question without specifics. In copyright, there would be two issues: 1) whether the character(s) you are copying are copyrightable (this will depend on how well delineated the character is and how central to the story they are) and 2) whether your characters... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming, Intellectual Property, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark on
Q: Hello! Thank you that you have this option. I used the inscription "PUBG MOBILE" on the photo. And my account was ban!

I don't know can they delete my account only because I use these 2 words

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Dec 29, 2021

You can contest the ban, ask for explanation.

I am not familiar with the meaning, but if it is related to a registered brand you may have infringed on somebody's rights.

Consult with an attorney.

0 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Can I use heme for vegan meat production, along with different other products , without having to pay Impossible foods?

I am trying to create a meat replica, using mushroom and would like to use heme, but I can't figure out if I can use it without having to pay Impossible foods, and if successful , get my own patent.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark on
Q: Is making fan illustrations based on Rick and Morty franchise and tokenizing them on tokenization platforms legal?

I've already seen some Rick and morty fan arts being soled on such platforms (opensea.io) but I wanted to make sure that it is actually legal. Plus I had a quick overview on the their trademarks on this website, and I found nothing to restrict selling jpeg files related to the series.

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Dec 27, 2021

Most likely. You should consult with an attorney.

0 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New York on
Q: Hi. I have a design. I’m getting a sample from China from a small sketch I drew. When should I get a utility patent?

It’s very simple, small and inexpensive to make. It’s very much needed and only 1 competition that’s similar but pretty different in design and material.

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Is this patent valid outside the U.S.? And what if we slightly change the design?
Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Dec 23, 2021

Since you don't specify the patent number, I assume your question relates to a U.S patent. Patents issued in the United States are only valid in the United States.

You will need to contact a patent attorney to determine if your proposed modifications are novel and non-obvious over...
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Q: Does this 9447159 patent cover all Fc heterodimeric cytokines with an antigen binding moiety (not just CEA-IL2)?

My question is whether this patent covers all heterodimeric immunoconjugates or immunocytokines as described in Claim 1. Specifically, cytokine could be any secreted growth factors that are not mentioned in the patent. Antigen binding moiety could mean any bivalent antibody although the patent... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Dec 15, 2021

You need to hire a patent attorney or expert in the field to do this analysis for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Alaska on
Q: As a grandchild of my grandfather, who is now deceased , can I try to sell his patent with permission from his wife ?

My grandpa and his friend invented something and have had a patent. Is it possible for me , his grandchild , with permission from his wife , take over his half of the patent to try to sell it ?

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Dec 15, 2021

This is not really a patent question. This is a question under state law of whether your grandfather assigned the invention to another party. If he assigned his rights, you have nothing to license to anyone. If there was a contract, then maybe there is room to regain the rights.... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Products Liability for Minnesota on
Q: Patent 7803360 protects a product that is degradable underwater.

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 »

Carl Massey Jr
Carl Massey Jr answered on Dec 8, 2021

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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: I wanna make a patent. How do u do it
Carl Massey Jr
Carl Massey Jr answered on Dec 7, 2021

First, make an invention. One that is novel and nonobvious. Then write some words and draw some pictures providing adequate written description and enablement. Then file at the USPTO office and wait until they send you something back. Then argue with them that the claims really are novel and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Existing patent improvement and specifics

If the patent extends on a patent that a large company already has but improved upon with a critical building block black box topology and applies to a specific function (e.g. HR or Marketing).

Can a patent be applied for and to what degree could the generalized patent holder make a claim... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Dec 7, 2021

This is a great question. This happens all the time.

Assume that Betty invented the basic bicycle and you have invented the mountain bike. Your improvements to the basic bicycle may be sufficiently non-obvious to merit your own patents. At that point Betty cannot make your mountain...
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Q: Registered copyright work better than patent for methods or software

Could a registered copyright work better for protection detailing a business method, component topology and clearly related process than a conventional patent for a software system that superimposes over the method? May it be better to do both with the patent sharing details of software system?... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Dec 7, 2021

1) Getting a patent on software that uses conventional technology to implement a set of rules for a structured human interaction is very difficult given the current Supreme Court view of this subject matter.

So figuring out an interesting way to hold an auction for dog food and then...
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