Please consult an experienced IP attorney to full assess the particular rights of any company. A "FTO" or "Freedom to Operate" opinion is a very important and detailed analysis that should not be taken lightly. To get you started in the right direction, consult the Patent and...Read more »
Patent Pending means that the person has asked for a patent and the application has not yet been granted or denied. If someone puts patent pending on a box, that might have been accurate when they put it on the box but may not be accurate now.
To sort out what things are patented on beach...Read more »
If you look at the USPTO website it will give you strategies for searching for patents. Part of a patent search includes searching for relevant published patent applications, which can be done for US patents on USPTO Patent Application Full-Text and Image Database (AppFT) and for foreign patent...Read more »
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This is hard. I know some firms that help flesh out ideas and make prototypes. The engineers often become co-inventors but they will assign the patent rights over to the client that is paying them. Good folks normally have a range of things that they do and they are not the...Read more »
Finding patent applications for treestands and they've been around since the 70s. Also finding applications for things I would think are public domain like tree climbing sticks that have bee around for about 20 years or more.
Step 1 -- A person can sue for damages for infringement that are within the last six years before the suit was followed (unless some other special rule applies). See https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/35/286
Step 2 -- US Patent No 5,116,098 expired for failure to pay maintenance fees...Read more »
Many inventions involve components that are not patented protected. So it would be possible to have a patent application that involves a new pill with an old drug combined with another drug. There may be other ways to approach this type of invention.
I have had people who have stolen apps without permission, who have then sold my apps (properties) without my permission. I need a lawyer to represent me as retaliate as well as when I contact big name tech companies concerning offers. I need representation to help me draft contracts as well as... Read more »
There are several attorneys listed on the Justia directory who would be able to help you. You should look for North Carolina attorneys with experience with copyright law, business transactions (licensing agreement and business entity formation), and civil litigation. You should contact 2-3...Read more »
I presume that you mean the inventor. The inventor is listed on the front page of the patent, typically with the name of the town and state where the inventor lives. You can then search for this person on LinkedIn, Ancestry, other social media, or just Google him/her
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