You can ask them to sign agreements. The agreement should be written by a law firm that frequently does this sort of work. A agreement that you write based on something that you found on the internet is not really a good answer.
Depending on the country where they manufacturer is located,...Read more »
I can't tell you that you can patent your invention. You can patent an invention that is patentable subject matter. It must be new, non-obvious and you must be the first to apply for a patent on the invention. You don't need a prototype so long as the invention is fully developed/designed.
Your question as passed on to lawyers was garbled. So I am guessing at what you asked.
It is hard to believe that there is a non-expired patent that covers using a magnet to close portions of a shirt. The good news is that I am not aware of any synonyms to the word "magnet"...Read more »
To file a patent in the US will cost you $730, regardless of what the subject matter is.
How much will it cost you to get patent protection for an anti-cancer drug is a totally different question. As you know, cancer is the number 2 killer of people in most of the world, and will be #1...Read more »
I am sorry, but you are going to have a tough time finding someone good to do pro bono work in patent law. Unless you are a church, a non-profit group, or some charitable organization, pro bono patent work is pretty much non-existent. The reason is that unlike in criminal law, patents are a...Read more »
Or can I focus my patent research for my product as ONE object only (with its function)? For example, a water bottle with temperature sensor. Do I have to make sure that there is no patented temperature sensor for any other usage and not only for related to my product? I am a bit confused. Please... Read more »
No, you do not have to make sure that every single part of the product is not yet patented. Almost all patented products have parts that are already known. So, in your example, for a water bottle with a temperature sensor, it is OK to take a commercially...Read more »
Long answer: Generally speaking methods of providing a therapy are patentable, but it is hard to get into the any specifics without some factual context for your case (and I recommend against seeking same in a public forum). All patents are subject to the statutory...Read more »
It is hard to patent a web site under the current case law. You usually need to show that you have invented a way to make web sites work better and that is normally independent of the content of the web site.
Putting that aside for now -- one cannot take something that is already in...Read more »
The answer is that you need to find a noun or verb in each independent claim of that patent that you do not have. Alternatively, you need to do some searching of prior art and find reasons why that patent should not have been issued as it was too close to the prior art.
If you have come up with a pillow that is different in operation from other pillows (it has a better way to vent so that it stays cool) or you have come up with a way to make pillows that is less expensive, then you can consider a utility patent.
Assuming that you have the first pillow in...Read more »
It would be a long shot but you may want to consider whether the five previously known items combined together for what you call a "new purpose and function" could be protected with either a method claim or a kit claim.
You may want to look at my slide set on searching and see if...Read more »
You will need to contact a patent attorney. Patents are not something that most people can do themselves; unless you've worked on a number of patent applications with a patent attorney before and understand the entire process, you really need to have a patent attorney do the work for you....Read more »
But, it is by no means easy. If you just take a known supplement and use a known method to prepare an oral strip containing the supplement, then you will likely not get a patent on it. The reason for this is because you are just combining prior art elements according to...Read more »
We mail material to Japan, they apply a process and mail it back to us to continue the development. The material has no commercial value either way as multiple processes are required after we receive it back from Japan. We are developing an OEM part for analytical instrumentation.
I do not see a patent issue here. It appears that Justia does not have a category that is a great fit. You may want to use another tool and look for someone with a background in Import and Export law that understands the nuances in this space.
There are lots of items that are deemed to...Read more »
I am creating a series of products using the two cartoon characters I originally designed. I also have an originally designed logo on the products. However, I am concerning about if I should register the trademarks of all the product logo and both cartoon images or the product logo alone? And if I... Read more »
You should file for registration of the product logo only, both cartoon images, and likely for the combination of the two. It may be worthwhile considering filing for a trademark for each of the two characters separately.
The reason for so many filings is that (a) you don't know what...Read more »
No. Patent term extension is not exclusive to therapeutic drugs (i.e. those listed in the Orange Book). Patent term extension is available depending on how the application was prosecuted, and events that occurred during prosecution.
Does a utility patent prevent others from creating or selling sewing patterns or tutorials resulting in a similar item for personal use, or does it only prevent others from creating similar physical items?
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