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3 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Q: Where can I get a patent attorney?

I have students working on my product for their capstone project. It does not have copywriters yet. Do I need an attorney? Where can I find an affordable one in Cherry Hill NJ?

Barbara Berschler
Barbara Berschler answered on May 22, 2020

It is not clear from what you write whether you have need of a patent or a copyright attorney. In either case, having someone else work on the project could mean they end up with the IP rights. So before you go further, do find an IP attorney who can assess what has been done and what needs to be... Read more »

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Q: Hey would like to get in touch with a IP Lawyer? I want to get this Patent
Darrin A. Auito
Darrin A. Auito answered on Apr 27, 2020

You definitely came to the right place. Lots of IP attorneys here. Best to pick an IP attorney with experience handling technology related to the patent you are interested in getting.

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Q: Patent holder wants to block me from selling on Amazon similar product which everyone is selling for many years.

I have a product which was invented by some person many years ago, but wasn't patented. So, now many people sold this product too. But one company modified one detail of the product, and because they couldn't patent this as invention, many sellers, include me, also was selling this... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Apr 27, 2020

Very low chance to win. Not worth the fight unless you have a lot of money and makes sense to you.

I strongly suggest moving on.

Marcos E. Garciaacosta

Q: Do I have a legal right to my registered trade name in my county where my trade name is registered? To prevent anyone

I need to know if I have legal right to prevent anyone from using my trade name? I sold my business but never sold the trade name for the business what are my rights for my trade name?

Tania Maria Williams
Tania Maria Williams answered on Feb 4, 2020

Usually, in the sale of a business, the sale agreement includes the goodwill of the business and its name. Your rights in the name will depend on what the agreement says as to ownership of the name. If, in fact, you did not sell the name, then your rights are dependent on how you are currently... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Q: are urinal screens patented , if i would like to sell them on amazon can i sell them
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on May 28, 2019

If the urinal screens are patented with a current patent, then the product should be marked with a patent number. If they did not mark the item, they may have placed the patent number on the box or shipping container. You may want to do some searching using tips in this slide set.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Q: Hi, I’m doing research for a biology project and I need to know the patent number of Naturgard Maximizer corn?

I believe that Syngenta holds the patent.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on May 22, 2019

That should narrow down the pool and ideally has what you are looking for. If not you can take a look at all assets assigned to Syngenta via the assignment database --...
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Q: What does the issue date of patent mean? And how can I find out when a patent expires?
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Dec 16, 2018

The issue date, also known as the grant date, is the date at which the patent becomes enforceable. After that time, the patent owner can prevent others from making, selling, or using the claimed invention.

Regarding when a patent expires, this is probably the most common question in patent...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Products Liability for New Jersey on
Q: If I wanted to produce this type of device, how do I go about contacting the inventors of this patent?

I want to commercialize a tennis ball mower that collects balls directly into a basket at an elevated height, so that one does not have to ever bend down to pick up any balls. This patent seems like that is what they are describing, but I am uncertain. Currently on the market there is a tennis ball... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Dec 25, 2017

I do not know the specific patent number you are referencing so I will give a generic answer.

NOTE -- some of these steps can be done in different orders but I listed the easier steps first.

1) Calculate when the term for this patent if all maintenance fees are paid. See my...
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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I still do a Allodial Title in NJ? They will not allow me to do a land patent in this state.
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Sep 11, 2017


Because any land in NJ is subject to the US Constitution, the government has the right of eminent domain.

You will have to continue to pay taxes. Sorry.

(Disclaimer: I do not do real estate law, just patent law, but this seemed like an easy question to answer....
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Q: Is it possible to patent something that you put on your private Google Drive account?
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Sep 3, 2017

I would try to put onto Google Drive, or any other similar off-site services, anything that you want to keep secret.

It is likely OK, and many attorneys may not worry about it, so I do not mean to scare you. But the problem is that the area of law regarding confidentiality of electronic...
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Q: Are USB C Hub Devices with 4 to 8 ports patented?

I intend to sell usb c hub devices on amazon. I see bunch of sellers there but i was wondering if there are any patents that could pose legal issues if i decide to sell this type of products:... Read more »

William C. Head
William C. Head answered on Aug 12, 2017

If you have violated another person's intellectual property rights, by making the devices that you are selling, yes you can be in violation of criminal laws, and subject to very harsh financial penalties (under civil aspects of patent violation or copyright laws) and possible jail time.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Q: How much does it usually cost for getting provisional and formal patent prepared and submitted by a patent lawer?
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on May 9, 2017

Anywhere between about $2,000 and $15,000.

Most patents can be drafted in the neighborhood of $5,000 to $10,000. If it is much below $5,000 or much above $10,000, there should be some sort of a reason for it.

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Q: Can someone have a patent on filling a vending machine with disposable scrubs for hospitals?

I don't see anyone having a patent on the vending machines that sell snacks or sodas. I see a company has a Patent on it..But is it possible that the patent is just on the type of vending machine that they built and it's accessabilty?

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Feb 15, 2017

It is likely that a vending machine for disposable scrubs would be covered by any number of patents for vending machines (or on various parts of vending machines), even if nobody has ever thought of using vending machines to dispense scrubs. Why? Because patent claims are typically written as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for New Jersey on
Q: I'm developing an early childhood education program and am not sure if I should copywrite, trademark, or patent it.
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Nov 30, 2016

Dear fellow New Jersian --

Under the US laws, there are 4 broad types of work protection:

(1) PATENTS, that protect inventions (new things, new way of doing things);

(2) TRADEMARKS, that protect names and symbols;

(3) COPYRIGHT, that protects an expression; and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Q: How do I go about purchasing an existing Patent?
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Feb 15, 2016

You can contact the owner of the patent with an offer, I highly suggest that before you do this that you talk to a local patent attorney lawyer. Good Luck

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