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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Oregon on

Q: This is Michael Tallen need to talk to lawyer about above patent.

This patent is worth $100sM and I did everything and got $1. Dennis Fenton threatened his way onto the patent. He threaten me even recently and is worth over $600M

Peter D. Mlynek answered on Jul 27, 2018

I sent a message to your LinkedIn account. If you want to talk, please give me a call.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property for Oregon on

Q: If I have an idea and I would like to sale it to a company,and I want to guarantee that they don't steel it

I want to make sure they don't just steal it without paying me, what kind of agreement form do I need?

Benton R Patterson III answered on May 14, 2018

It depends on what the idea is. If it falls under patent, trademark, or copyright law, you should take the respective action to secure it (prosecute a patent or trademark application or register your copyright). If it does not fall under one of those categories, it may be a trade secret, in which... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Oregon on

Q: Is the Star trek logo/insignia trademarked

Can other people use it? Or is it property of Paramount/CBS like I expect?

Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Apr 19, 2018

Without searching, I would say that is almost guaranteed that it is. As to use, there are some uses that would be allowed under fair use.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Intellectual Property and Contracts for Oregon on

Q: Does an LLC "own" works created by its members by default? Or does it only own what is explicitly put in its ownership?

A group of independent consultants works collaboratively on some projects - primarily joint marketing, and also producing and delivering online training. The group created an LLC to own a bank account and linked online payment accounts, to take in, hold, & pay out pooled funds for collaborative... Read more »

Benton R Patterson III answered on Feb 6, 2018

An attorney would need to review all the facts to answer this question, most importantly, the LLC operating agreement. It is possible there could be joint ownership of the property by the members, if not through the LLC, then through a general partnership created by law as a result of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Oregon on

Q: Hi, i wish to know if copyright subsists if my work was extorted out by someone and subsequently used

I was forced to perform work for a former classmate during university. The latter did this by means of death threats and other blackmail acts. I complied and authored the said person's final year project for her. The person has since passed this work off as hers and has used it for commercial... Read more »

Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Aug 5, 2017

Potentially, but the statute of limitations is 3 years on copyright infringement. So, you may need to act quickly.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Intellectual Property and Real Estate Law for Oregon on

Q: 2 questions.. is it legal to take a loan on property without both owners consent?

not only did my grandmas sister switch her name and take it off the property and add her daughter in place of her, without my grandma present and her notarized signature, changing ownership of half the property without the other halfs approval is illegal mal practice right?

and the first... Read more »

Vincent J. Bernabei answered on Jul 27, 2017

If a lender is foolish enough to make a loan to only one of two owners of the property, it is ok. Your great aunt committed forgery and fraud if she signed your grandmother's name to a deed without your grandmother's consent or knowledge. If there is a lien against only one party's interest in... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property for Oregon on

Q: How can I purchase this trademark title?

I am trying to start a travel company and would like to trademark my title and symbol.

Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Mar 10, 2016

First, you need to make sure no one else is already using the same mark. You could do your own search using the Trademark Office's database ( but those only include the marks registered. A better option is to consult with a trademark attorney who can go over... Read more »

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