I tried writing to S.J. Miller Co., the last entity to produce it with no reply. I do not believe a patent exists on this game. I'm trying to see what would be involved from a legal standpoint to reissue the game.
Re-issuing or producing an obsolete game like "Royalty" requires careful consideration of intellectual property rights. First, it's essential to determine whether the game is still under copyright. In the United States, works created and published before 1978 have a copyright term of...View More
To protect your intellectual property (IP) without filing a patent, you can start by maintaining detailed records of your creation process. This includes dated sketches, notes, and any development documents. These records can serve as evidence of your authorship and the timeline of your invention....View More
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.
Assuming all maintenance fees are paid and there is not a terminal disclaimer linking the end date to another patent, then the termination date is 20 years after the first non-provisional application in the family plus any bonus days extending the term through Patent Term Adjustment (PTA)....View More
How to do it: you need to hire a patent attorney. The patent attorney will need to know about your business model, your product's PLC, your geographical scope of operations, and something about your product that you want to get a patent on.
Generally, you do not sell a patent; you...View More
Obtaining a patent starts will considering the likelihood the idea can obtain a patent and submitting a patent application, if the chances of gaining a patent are considered worth the investment. A patent attorney can help with these steps. Patent attorneys can be found on Justia. Many patent...View More
No. There are many cases where a contract between the patent owner and the licensee stipulated that the licensee will pay royalties even after the patent expires or is found invalid. In such cases, courts have always ruled that such stipulations are not enforceable, under the theory that such...View More
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