Congratulations on your new venture. I hope that it will be profitable for you.
And also congratulations about worrying about patents now, before you start the production and sales. Too many people ignore patents, spend lots of money on designs, tooling up, and manufacturing their...Read more »
In general the standard for novelty and obviousness are:
Novelty: 35 U.S.C. 102 - An invention must be novel in order for the invention to obtain a patent. An invention is novel if all the elements of the invention were not previously described by someone else. An invention is not novel if...Read more »
My advice would be for you to contact a real estate attorney in your area. Deeds are legal documents which, if not drafted correctly, can result in problems in the chain of title and can affect your ability to get financing for your property, or your ability to sell or convey the property later....Read more »
I do not see this as a patent question. I am not sure whether you have a contract issue or a trust and estate/wills issue. You need to review the reason why the checks should be made out in your name and then select an appropriate area of law within Justia. Right now, your question is going out...Read more »
Yes, you can. Patents are granted on new things, but on improvement on existing things. For example, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, but people are still making improvements to telephones and getting patents for them.
My former partner used 3 of our existing patents as parent/child patents to have me removed from a new patent using my technology. I am not listed on the new patent but I am listed as the inventor on the 3 patents cited as parent/child.
(1) It is essential that the correct contributors get listed as inventors. You can't have any more, or any less, or different, people listed as inventors. If wrong people are listed as inventors, the patent may be invalid and not...Read more »
So I have spent numerous hours with a team to research a topic. I was then absent for a few months because of school. I then come back to work and they have developed an algorithm that I helped research, but not necessarily design. Do I still have rights to be on my teams patent?
This is a very frequent question. A couple of points.
(1) It is very, VERY important to identify the inventors correctly. Only the true inventors, not any more, not any less. Unlike selecting authors in journal articles or posters, there is no leeway. The patent attorney needs to get the...Read more »
If you make a product, and you sell it to, for example, a wholesaler, then the wholesaler will be able to sell it someone else without your permission. There are ways of preventing the wholesaler from selling it further without your permission, but that is unusual.
My husband passed just prior to the transfer of the patent. How do I obtain information regarding the payout from the patent? We'd already set up an account for the deposit, but I will need to redo the paperwork as time has passed since the initial setup.
I made a mistake thinking that one IRA was two because it was with one bank but overseen by another. I need to rectify the mistake on an amended (this happened about 3 -4 months ago-procrastinated.. but the Annual is coming up. Do I need to do one for each or can I do an amended -annual ,... Read more »
I assume this is for a legally incapacitate person's estate rather than a decedent's estate, but you SHOULD amend this ASAP rather than just 'waiting' -- if there are issues it is best to get this resolved ahead of time, and not wait ... if this is just a clerical mistake as you...Read more »
I came up with a product idea (accessory) that would allow a patented product to work with other products (competitor products). Can I create and sell this product or will it be infringing on the original products patent.
You should be able to create and sell an accessory without infringing on the original product. The patent owner only has a right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or importing the product without permission. The patent right does not exclude others from making accessories that can be...Read more »
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