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3 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: Who owns the intellectual property (photo), if a friend used my cell phone to take the photo of my property?

My friend used my cell phone to take a picture of my sound bowl and it came out beautiful. She he says the picture is his intellectual property. Although the cellphone used to take the picture and the sound bowl is mine. Who owns the photo?

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on May 27, 2020

This is not a patent question so I will defer to an attorney in your state to give you a formal answer.

To get some background on copyright from a reliable source. Here is a link to the Frequently Asked Questions Page by the US Copyright Office....
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Q: how much does a patent cost to file?
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Apr 4, 2020

$785

You need to pay $785, when filing a regular patent application. The fees include filing fee, search fee and utility fee.

However, there are some discounts, and many additional surcharges, so depending on circumstances, the actual fee that you need to pay to the Patent Office...
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Q: Patent lawyer needed. Want to see if the idea I have for a new style of electrical box is already patented

searching to see if a patent is already taken for a new style of electrical box for your home.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Jul 9, 2019

You may want to review this slide set on how to do some preliminary searching on your own. http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching You may find that your idea is patented or was at least published as a pending application.

As noted in the slide set, you will not be able to see all the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: Regarding the porter case patent.. if I change the material or a little design just a little is it acceptable?
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Aug 22, 2018

I am not sure which Porter Case patent you are referring, so it is hard to answer this question. But here are some guidelines.

(1) There appears that are only about 6 Porter Case patents. Some of these are pretty old, and they have expired by now, but some are still in force. You need...
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Q: Intellectual/Moral Rights Signed to Corporation FOREVER?

I'm a 20-year old male in the state of Nevada looking for work online. I've applied to an online AI-research company and have gotten a request for my first job. In the agreement attached, there is a few things I'm wary of before signing. It may just be paranoia, but I would like to... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Mar 16, 2018

I think that the assignment of all IP rights forever has to do with assigning all the rights that you produce for the company while you are engaged in an assignment for them. It does not extend to IP rights that you generate during your lifetime after the engagement ended.

You may want to...
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Q: Can I follow through with the patent process after it has been abandoned for some time?
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Feb 23, 2018

Under some circumstances it is possible to revive a patent or a patent application that was abandoned. For example, if you wanted to pay the maintenance fee or file a Reply, but couldn't (such as your company went bankrupt), then you can revive it if you pay sufficient fees. Or if the patent... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: I'm thinking of starting a glasses company. Are there patents for hinge designs if they are printed in 3D?
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Nov 10, 2017

Thanks for caring enough about doing the right thing to ask a question. The technical term for what you are asking is called freedom to operate (FTO) or sometimes "clearance". You are asking whether there are concrete legal rights that exist that would impinge on your freedom to operate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: Patent Question: How do I safeguard an idea for a new product?

I have come up with an idea. In four (4) years of research, I have found that this product/item does not exist. I do not want this idea stolen. Before I seek financing, how may I patent this idea inexpensively? I have made the 'poor man's patent' and sent the idea to myself via... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Aug 30, 2017

Congratulations on coming up with a new product. I hope that it is a success.

You are also absolutely correct that you need to safeguard your idea. Among the documents that your investors will want to see prior to giving you money, is a patent application. If you do not have IP secured,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Gaming, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: Hi, About Casino table game Patent number: D748736. How much would similar casino table game patent cost?

I´m planning to release new casino table game. So I´m interested about how much it costs. And which parts of patent process would be most expensive. THX

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Jun 20, 2017

Design patents applications preparation and filing run in the neighborhood of $1500 to $2000. Additionally, there is the cost of prosecution.

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Probate for Nevada on
Q: If my father got a patent on his invention and promised me money from it but has since passed away how would I go about

putting in my claim? Or can I even claim anything

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on May 9, 2017

I am sorry that your father passed away.

To answer your question, first see how his will distributes his possessions, including his patent. A patent is a personal property, just as a boat or a stock certificate.

Second, if according to the will you are getting the patent, then...
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2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: What're the steps to starting a clothing brand?
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on May 9, 2017

Congratulations on starting a new venture! I hope that it is successful.

It is good to hear that you recognize that intellectual property may be important to your business, and you are interested in protecting it so early on. You are way ahead. It is always hard for me to tell clients...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: Hello. What is correct procedure to obtain a patent for a casino game I invented?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 30, 2015

Patents are technical and complicated. Talk to a local patent lawyer for assistance in filing a patent.

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: There are patents filled under my fathers name after he past away , is there any recorse i can take with the company ?

my father worked for his father, they are now filling some patnents after he past away?

i am sure they are valid claims however can we seek royalties

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 30, 2015

More information is needed to answer. Talk to a local patent or probate lawyer.

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Nevada on
Q: My father promised me royalties from an invention of his but recently passed away. Am i entitled to any of the royalties
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 25, 2015

More information is needed to answer. Talk to a local contracts or probate lawyer about your rights and options.

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...
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