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Q: Can i incorporate the use if one patent (ie toy ) as primary subject in another patent if outcome provides new service

Move object from point A to point B using a patented toy to made life easier

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Oct 29, 2019

Many patented processes use patented components in the process. Sometimes the company seeking the patent on the process owns the patents on the tools or components used in the process, sometimes they do not. It does not matter.

That said, your own idea will need to meet the test of being...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Kansas on
Q: Would this be copyright infringement?

I am coordinating a 5K benefit run for a local library, the theme is "Just Dewey It", a play on Nike's phrase. We would like to turn a book into the Nike Swoosh to use as the logo but we are concerned that it may be copyright infringement. We would seek Nike's permission but... Read more »

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema answered on Apr 9, 2019

You're probably running into trademark issues, and maybe copyright as well. The use of the slogan "Just Dewey It" without any use of a swoosh-like logo is a close call. Arguably it might fall within parody or other fair use exceptions to trademark or copyright infringement. The Nike... Read more »

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Q: Can I make two changes on an existing product to make a new product and still get a patent?
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on May 10, 2018

Assuming that you are asking about a utility patent instead of a design patent -- making changes that would be deemed obvious adaptations by one of skill in the art will not be be enough to get you a patent.

Making even one change that would not be deemed obvious by someone that makes this...
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Q: Is patent # 5211518 still valid?

I am trying to determine if this design could be copied without infringing on the patent.

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 25, 2015

A local patent lawyer can spend the time necessary to review and advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your...
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