Let me give you the rules for patent term so you can answer the question yourself.
Patent term is more confusing than it should be. The one part that is simple, is that patent term is not a function of the technology. There is not a way for the applicant to apply to extend the patent term (unlike trademarks or copyrights). (but as noted below, there are things that can shorten the term) It is the...
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.'s answer Well, first I don't know how you didn't live at the apartment complex when you said that it was YOUR apartment complex. The facts that the car was not registered and there were no updated tags will not help in court. You need to consult with local defense counsel if you can afford it. If you cannot afford it, then a district attorney or another local counsel on a list can be appointed to you. Does anybody know that you did it?
Peter D. Mlynek's answer The COST of getting a single US patent is several tens of thousands of US dollars. It could be as little as $10K, or as much as $50K+. It depends on many factors.
Now, the VALUE of a patent, once the US Patent Office grants it, is determined the same as the value of anything else. The value of a patent depends on the market; the value of a patent is somewhere between whatever the owner of the patent is willing to sell it for and whatever the purchaser is willing to buy it for. It...
Camille Brooks Ibrahim's answer It depends! The first line of business is to find out if the toy is patented. If it is then no you will be able to market this toy without consenting with the manufacturer. If it is not patent, then just to be on the safe side you might want to speak to an IP attorney, such as my office, or someone near yourself and request further options.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer See to it that the property is sold and you have received the proceeds before you release the child support obligation. He may be saying that the property is worth more than it is, or there may be a problem with the title.
Peter D. Mlynek's answer I don't know, but he is no longer listed as a patent agent or a patent attorney on the USPTO's Office of Enrollment and DIscipline's website. https://oedci.uspto.gov/OEDCI/practitionerSearchEntry
This would indicate that he is no longer available for business.
Camille Brooks Ibrahim's answer You advise them of your newly trademark phrase and give them an adequate amount of time to take care of it simply b/c it is potential infringement, as a courtesy. Or you can follow up with an attorney to draft it up for you.
Timothy John Billick's answer Short answer is it depends on how you use it. The classic Fair Use Factors are (1) the purpose and character of your use; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and portion of the work used in relation to the work as a whole; and (4) the effect of your use on the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The Fourth Factor is generally heavily analyzed relative to the other three. Chances are, if you are using it for your own private use, you are probably in...
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