Their business partner went to them the day they came out of a comma , and had them sign over the invention in which the patient held the patent, to when he was not mentally stable, and was promised royalties to in which he has never seen them. Then the partner sold the invention even though he... View More
If someone was made to sign over their invention while not mentally stable, especially coming out of a coma, the legality of such an agreement is highly questionable. The law generally requires that for a contract to be valid, all parties must have the capacity to understand the terms and the...View More
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...View More
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... View More
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...View More
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...View More
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...View More
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