A patent infringement case got filed against me & more than 200 ecommerce sellers. Their demand is approximately 2500 USD. I am an Indian seller who sells in USA through Ebay. My question is that If I can't afford this much money then apart from getting the store closed, how does it impact... Read more »
I discovered and invented the method for the preparation of a nanocomposite when working as a postdoc at that institution, I have written a manuscript about the method when working there but I left the job, and I have the photocopy of all my experiment records about the method. I just noticed that... Read more »
This is not a DIY thing. You will need to contact a patent attorney who will compare your manuscript with the issued patent. It is likely that the university had agreements in place where you would have had to assign your rights over to the university. They may or may not give you a cut of any...Read more »
If you have a patent application that was filed in Tunisia within the last 12 months, then you need to talk to the patent attorney that filed that application about filing a Patent Cooperation Treat application (normally called PCT application).
A PCT application is the front end of more...Read more »
Patent lawyers very deal with international patent law on a daily basis. The way it works is that we are hired by a client who tells us which countries patent protection is needed, and we then coordinate patent work for our clients in all of those countries via local associates...Read more »
If one of the inventors passed away before the patent was complete would his/her spouse get the benifits for the patent. Also how could I find out if an agreement was signed between the inventors and the company?
If the inventor/employee assigned rights (or was under an obligation to do so), then the rights will be in the employer/company. This is the normal way of the world. I paid a builder to build my house. The builder built the house but as I paid him to do so, I own the house even though I did not...Read more »
The way to expand your rights beyond the original country of filing is to file a US application within 12 months of filing of the first application. Under the Paris Convention, you can file in the US and the priority date of the later filed US application will be the same as the earlier filed...Read more »
New neighbors moved in and they move our trash cans on the sidewalk in front of our home to park their cars when theirs clearly space around them. We always leave our trash cans in front our house so we can throw our trash and have it prep for pickup. We always place our trash cans next to our... Read more »
Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local intellectual property attorney who can review the document, your current activities regarding other patents, and then advise you accordingly of any changes to the document before you sign it.
I was thinking about putting the word "Gazoo Racing" and "GR" on a product for sale but not the word Toyota or Toyota's logo. I'm not going to copy the same letter and color as Toyota has for Gazoo Racing and GR. Will I get sued by Toyota for copying the name Gazoo... Read more »
My dad died 9/16/22 .wife fixed it so medicaid payed rest home (3-4)months until he died. Now she won't let me see the will . Also my inheritance from my Grandmother, valuable silver coins and my shares of oil land . Says I was left nothing. Several deeds and titles changed same day as his... Read more »
I'm developing a game and it's purpose is to simulate the real life in all of it's aspects, from driving a car to lead a billion-dollar company. I need to use a lot of vehicles (cars, trucks, trains, planes, ships...) and they are based on real life ones. For example, I have a Dodge... Read more »
I doubt that this is a patent question. I would be shocked if Dodge had a design patent on a virtual image of any of its automobiles. Their patents for things in the real world don't apply to images rather than actual automobiles.
Note that phone manufacturers can and do get design...Read more »
A large company is using my patent in their highly successful product without any request for my approval or agreement to compensate myself or the other inventors. Would it be possible to ask for retro active payments for the previous life of said product, or sue them for patent infringement?
Were you employed by this large company when you made the invention? Did you sign paperwork to assign the rights to the invention over to the large company or to some other company which may have passed rights or licensed the large company?
Inventorship and ownership are different things....Read more »
The publication of a patent application and the examination process are not tied. An application is usually published in the US at 18 months after the earliest priority document (this would include an earlier provisional application) but it could be as early as a few months after filing the...Read more »
One easy way is to look up the patent at https://patents.google.com/ . Then, for a US patent, put a US in front of the number such as US5857273. Google will fetch the patent and also let you know if it is expired or not (it is).
To get your own patent in the same topic, you will have to...Read more »
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