Louisiana Patents (Intellectual Property) Questions & Answers

Q: Are pokemon likenesses covered under their patent. For example may I use a creature that looks like a Squirtle.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
Kevin E. Flynn's answer
Your question did not include a patent number. The first step of answering the question is to determine whether there is a patent that has issued and has not expired. You may want to do some searching using tips at my slide set http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching .

Generally the patent system is not used for images but design patents can cover the ornamental appearance of items including icons uses on computer or phone screens so I do not want to dismiss this out of hand.


Q: Is usufruct power automatically given in a durable power of attorney in louisiana

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Probate for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
I'm assuming that by "pic" you mean POA. Also, I'm not sure whose usufructuary power you're referring to: her late husband's? This question is one that is better answered by an attorney after review of the power of attorney you're referring to. Feel free to give me a call if you wish to arrange for a review of the document.

Q: Is there a patent for the preparation method that consists of a premade entree stuffed into a casing?

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 15, 2018
Peter D. Mlynek's answer

There are dozens or hundreds of patents on making sausages or boudin. Some of them may extend to premade entrees. http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=0&f=S&l=50&TERM1=sausage&FIELD1=TI&co1=AND&TERM2=&FIELD2=&d=PTXT

However, it is possible that your method does not infringe on any of the claimed methods. It is also possible to patent your method if it is really new.

To give you a better...

Q: Hi, can you please tell total number of patents of Abbott Medical optics (AMO)? Applied and approved.

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 22, 2016
Peter D. Mlynek's answer
269 patents and patent published applications.

See: https://assignment.uspto.gov/patent/index.html#/patent/search/result?id=abbott%20medical%20optics&type=patAssigneeName

Additionally, there may be other patent applications which have not yet been made public. We wont know about them until 18 months after the filing date (or after 6 month, depending on their priority)

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