Hi. Good question. You have to do a prior art search. Not an easy thing to do, often containing two levels. First is a outsourced company doing the prior art search. Second, a patent attorney analyzing and providing opinions on the prior art.
I have several patent, and the maintenance fee when do you soon ; I want to change the entity type to micro so I can pay $400 tip patent rather than $1600 . Also, my address want to be changed as well. Beside I am not familiar with filling required documents, therefore what could be the range of... View More
Short answer is that I do not know without looking. Eventually, you may want a patent attorney to help you. I am not sure whether you are looking to obtain a patent or just want to be clear of the patents for others. The searches for these two questions overlap but they are not exactly the same....View More
I'm not aware of any such patent and a cursory search of the available databases don't turn up any such patents. (though there was an interesting one which incorporated video into a gravestone!) However, this doesn't tell us if one exists either in the US or in other jurisdictions....View More
First it is important that you do NOT have any public use of your invention or prototypes. There is a razor thin exception for necessary testing but you should consult with a patent attorney before engaging in any public testing.
Second it is important that you do not have any sale of the...View More
I have researched benefits of specific vegetables and fruits and started using them in animal feed production with great results in animal health and performance. No other feed company includes these ingredients in their feed. Can I patent this to prevent competitors from duplicating my feed /... View More
He is always trying to make me look bad and starting fights. Sometimes he don't return her to me on Sundays like we agreed on. I've been dealing with him call me names and stuff for 4 year and I'm tired of it. I don't want to make myself look bad but something has to change. For... View More
The court could consider that. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney who can review all the facts of the situation and advise you. If the father is not paying child support, you can file in court to make him start paying.
Hello, I'm 15 years old and living in ohio. I want to get emancipated in one day(which I know is kind of a stretch), but I don't wish to live with my mom anymore. I already have a place to stay(with my friend and her parent) and I'll be paying some of the bills to stay there. Since I... View More
You do not need to actually construct your invention to get a patent. You can simply describe it in a way that it is sufficient for someone else who is knowledgeable in the field to follow your description to actually construct it.
But there is a bigger issue at play here. There are...View More
I am not sure if I quite understand what you are asking, but let me make a few comments:
(1) A proof of concept is usually obtained by performing research on the product or service that you want to put onto the marketplace. The type of questions that are being investigated are: “Will...View More
I recently discovered that my idea of invention had already been patented by another individual 5 years ago. However, the product is not available to this day and I passionately wish to bring this invention to life. What are my options?
Depends who owns the patent and if the product is marketable. Talk to a local patent 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...View More
Assuming you never signed an agreement with WalMart stating that you would assign inventions to them, it is very unlikely that WalMart has a claim on your invention. Except in instances where there is an agreement, or a particular employee was "hired to invent," the employee, not...View More
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