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Q: I have tried USPTO recomended methods; Is there any other way to look up a specific item's patent number?

"Sterling Games 3 in 1 Chess Table" Is the product I altered for prototype; I emailed company I purchased from, they transferred me to manufacturer but no luck. The USPTO gives me plenty of examples of similar products, but not the exact one that I altered. Thanks for your any advice

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
answered on Nov 14, 2017

Every patented product should have the patent information attached to it. If the product is such that it is not possible to attach patent information to it, then it should be on the packaging or any attached literature. Finally, recently it became legal to list on the product just a URL which... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Native American Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Maryland on
Q: How many variations can be covered in one patent? I created a gaming table that I foresee being done in Multiple ways.

Gaming table utilizes a clear surface, but that could be done via glass, plastic, etc.

Table is also able to be fliped over utilizing both sides, however this could be done manually, mechanically, or electronically

Also, I am "American Indian" and do not belong to a... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
answered on Nov 13, 2017

There is no limit how many variations of ONE invention you can cover.

But, you cannot claim more than one invention in one patent. If the Examiner thinks that the claims cover more than one invention, then he/she will issue a restriction and ask you to elect only one invention to...
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