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Q: I have a pen patented on October 24 either 1976 or 1876. I was wondering if I could get anymore information about it

It says E. Faber. N.Y. And a number 7 engraved on the pen.

Kevin E. Flynn answered on Jun 22, 2019

You can start looking at these but I did not see one that matched this date http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=0&f=S&l=50&d=PTXT&RS=TTL%2Fpen&Query=TTL%2Fpen&TD=4809&Srch1=pen.TI.&StartAt=Jump+To&StartNum=4790

Sorry I...
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Q: Am I infringing on a patent?

I sell puck holders and someone has alerted me they have a patent. Their design is different from the one I sell. Plus, I don't physically make the holders, I purchase them from a different company and add paint/glitter to it.

The patent holder sent a DMCA takedown notice to my web host,... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 19, 2018

I do not know whether the puck that you modify and resell infringes their patent. I do not know whether their patent is valid or expired.

However, to answer one of your questions -- Under 35 USC Section 271 (a)

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this title, whoever without...
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Q: My name is xxx and I'm disputing some of these patents. There have been some people claiming patents

Kevin E. Flynn answered on Jul 12, 2018

I am sorry, your question was cropped. Here is what came out.

My name is Sandrina Bouldin and I'm disputing some of these patents. There have been some people claiming patents

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Did you mean pa-Tents (protection given to inventors) or paRents as in parents of a...
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Q: Can I go after a company for copying my product if I only went through the patient pending submission for the year ?

Didn't have the money to go all the way through the patient process. Another company got a hold of our product for the intent to closely reputicate it. What can we do legally or can we start the patient process all over again to try and protect ourselves before they do ?

Kevin E. Flynn answered on Mar 26, 2018

If you had a public sale of your product, then your public sale put the product into the public domain and you cannot start over to seek a patent on that product. You could continue with the patent process if you started the process before the first public sale and did not abandon the process or... Read more »

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Q: I prepared a research paper and sent it to my boss. I later saw it published with his name only. Is it legal?

I contacted the publisher and they are not willing to do anything. What are my options?

Peter D. Mlynek answered on Nov 13, 2017

Unfortunately, this happens to good researchers by bad bosses way too often, both in academia and in industry. I am sorry that it happened to you.

If you are a grad student or a post-doc, and you'll eventually need your boss's recommendation to get a good job down the road, it may not be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Criminal Law for Missouri on

Q: My son is 15 and having a baby he sign the birth certificate? We live in the state of Missouri.

He says he knows the baby is his and wants his rights to the baby. I plan on doing a DNA test the day the baby is born.

Kevin E. Flynn answered on Nov 6, 2017

So sorry, your question was posted to PATENTS / INVENTIONS by mistake, you may want to change the topics associated with this question. I hope you find the answers you need.

Kevin

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Q: I have 2 issued U.S. utility patents and filed a 2nd CIP in Feb 2017.

Since the 2nd CIP is yet to be reviewed is it possible to file EU patents in the 90 days between being awarded the patent and the issuing of the 2nd CIP utility patent?

Thanks. BZ

Peter D. Mlynek answered on May 22, 2017

This is a fairly common question facing US clients wanting to file the subject matter of CIPs in Europe. Unfortunately, issued European patents off a CIP are rare.

In your case, you could file a EU application claiming priority to the 2nd CIP, since it has been filed less than 12 months....
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