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0 Answers | Asked in Gaming and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: How do I patent a sports gambling game? Also should I patent the game or the app?

I want to use my game in an app so do i patent the game or the app?

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: How can I find out if someone patented a car motor in California.

My ex husband designed a car motor while we were married. He passed away in February and he was in dealings with a car company to sell his design. When he passed his roommates didn’t allow me or his mom to get his things. So I don’t have anything to prove it was his design unless I can find the... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 17, 2021

I am sorry that someone you once loved intensely has died.

One place to look for an indication that your ex-husband assigned rights in an invention over to another entity is the assignment database --

A limitation of this...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Hampshire on
Q: My dad has 2 pattens out. How do I know if they are being used and should he have gotten paid on them?

Patents by Inventor xx. xx has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Multi frequency stacked patch antenna... Read more »

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

It appears that your dad assigned his rights to Tyco.

Often this happens as someone is working for a company and they assign their rights over to their employer. Perhaps Tyco paid...
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0 Answers | Asked in Trademark, Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Hello, is it realistic to exact the amount awarded in the US trademark case from European citizen

The store was sued in one of the US online marketplace

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Q: How can I find the patent for McDonald's original teflon ring apparatus for cooking the eggs for egg McMuffins?
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 9, 2021

You can either search for the rings or look at the patents that were assigned to McDonalds. It looks like they use a patent holding company Restaurant Technologies Inc.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Probate for Massachusetts on
Q: Is this possible and how can I fix this or what do I do?

My father passed away unexpectedly a couple months ago. June 12th to be exact and a month later after his funeral, I filed intestate probate as he had no will. He had debt and expenses, but his parents took care of it. After legally doing all the paperwork for probate it was done within 3 weeks... Read more »

Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa answered on Sep 7, 2021

If you are appointed Personal Representative of his estate you can and should obtain information from the Registry of Motor Vehicles about the title and transfer information. If assets or monies were stolen from the estate then you may be advised to pursue the parents depending upon whether the sum... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Arizona on
Q: Is there a way to use a patented product for my business without it being illegal?

I am looking to create a startup company, but there is a product that is patented and there seems to be no way around it. I am looking into ways to improve what is already out there or even use the product with my own twist in a legal fashion. The product patent is for dissolvable edible pods which... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Sep 2, 2021

You are going to have to get a patent attorney on board with this.

The good news is that you know about this patent, and can take steps now, before you've invested lots of money into production, marketing, and distribution.

All is not lost, though. Typically, the claims are...
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3 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Iowa on
Q: I need to know if this is breaching a Patent.

For school, I am planning a a Solar Array for the roof a vehicle such as a Pickup Truck or Van. My idea is similar to an existing patent, Patent Publication Number 20180175785, however my idea is smaller in size, by more than half, and designed for a different purpose, renewable energy generation... Read more »

Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Sep 2, 2021

The issue is how different is your invention from other products claimed in patents and patent applications, or disclosed in the literature. You should consult a patent attorney to assist you with a patentability evaluation of your product.

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0 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Good day. When does the patent rights expire on the strawberry named Sweet Ann ? Thank you Naas

Im looking for patent expiry dates on Day neutral strawberry plants?

0 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Can you explain build a bear patents in a simple language?

I would really appreciate it

0 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Q: What happened when you file an IDS timely but it is non-compliant and the timely disclosure period ends?

I am aware that if you have the option to you may file a continuation which resets your timely disclosure period.

4 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: I have a display patent from 1993 I'd like to know if there's some way I can update it ?
Stephen E. Zweig
Stephen E. Zweig answered on Aug 25, 2021

Sadly no. Patents typically have a maximum lifetime of about 20 years from the filing date. Although this can be adjusted a bit for delays at the USPTO, usually, the adjustments are only for a few months or years.

A 1993 patent era patent is likely long expired, is probably public...
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0 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Hawaii on
Q: Need to do a patent search on paint brush cover product (Purdy, PPG, Wooster brushes are covered in folding card stock)

I want to copy the PPG/Wooster brush cover (only cover without graphics) for manufacture and sales to paint stores.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: If an item has a patent can I still produce that item according to form fit and function ??
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 20, 2021

It will depend on what the patent covers

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