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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: How can I learn if a patent is earning royalties by the inventor?

Is this patent earning royalties? 20020198764

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Oct 13, 2019

The number you cite is not a patent. It is a published version of an application. Not all patent applications become patents. According to Google Patents, this one did not.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20020198764A1/en?oq=20020198764

Sometimes a license agreement will...
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Q: My house is paid for and I want to get a patent on it under intellectual property can I do that?
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Oct 11, 2019

Nope.

This is an example of a legal word having two different meanings. The word patent used to mean a right that was granted by the monarch or the government for something, including a right to hold some land, or the exclusive right to sell a certain product in the kingdom. Nowadays,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: patent for EEUU market an accessory element set for competition guns. How much cost including lawyer fees?
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Oct 8, 2019

For filing and prosecuting a utility patent you should budget at least around $10,000.

It may be higher if the filing is in an international market.

Consult an attorney to understand better your best approach.

marcos.e.garciaacosta@gmail.com

www.legalbizglobal.com

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Mississippi on
Q: LOOKING FOR A PATENT LAWYER IN THE GULFPORT, MS AREA
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Oct 6, 2019

As patent attorneys obtain their patent registration from the USPTO, they can help inventors from anywhere seek US patents. Many of my clients are from states beyond North Carolina.

In some situations, there is a need to visit a lab or factory to see prototypes or to interview a number...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Ohio on
Q: I would like to have a hard copy of a patent I originated. How much does that cost?

Worked for Lennox Industries for 19yrs; this was my final project. Even the events to my termination were questionable; at best, in my estimation.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 28, 2019

Congratulations on being an inventor on a US patent. You can download a PDF of the patent at https://patents.google.com/patent/US10337727B2/en?oq=10337727 and then print the patent out.

If you want the patent on some thicker stock, you can buy one from the USPTO for $3. I have not done...
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Q: I live I north carolina my daughters boyfriend grandmother bout here a cell phone she will not give it to me what's my
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 27, 2019

I am sorry, this is not a patent law question. Perhaps you thought the category was paRents instead of paTents.

Good luck in resolving your situation.

Kevin E Flynn

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: Renewal fees have been missed on a patent due to financial limitations of owner. How can the patent be reinstated?

Late period from renewal due date is less than six months.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 19, 2019

I do not think that the lapsed patent can be reinstated in accordance with the rules as the failure to pay was not unintentional under USPTO guidelines.

Traditionally, not having the money to pay a fee was not considered a reason that something was unintentional. See

C....
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Hi, I am based in South Africa and from what I have learnt, Software cannot be patented or is this only in South Africa

I'm working on creating a new digital file type that does some unique things but I would like to know if there is a chance for this file type to be patented? If so how do I go about it?

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 19, 2019

I do not know the rules in South Africa. Software can be patented in the United States but normally the patent is on how the software makes the computer or related equipment do their jobs better. A new digital file type may fall under this category.

It is much harder than it used to be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Hi I am looking for the patents which describe the steam activation carbon production methods?

Could you please let me know how can I access to the last patents in the above-mentioned area?

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 19, 2019

You can use Google Patents or the USPTO search tool. There are other tools and some that focus on patents or patent applications filed outside of the US but these two are where I would normally start.

Here is a link to some tips on using these tools. http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: There is significant public domain prior art pertaining to this patent application how should it be submitted?

US 2019/0260252 A1 - I cannot find an international application number to submit a third party observation through ePCT. Thank you.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 16, 2019

I have not looked at the cited published application but here is information to get you started.

Monitoring recently issued patent applications is smart. It allows an opportunity to submit relevant prior art for consideration by the Patent Examiner see...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Are there any patents on the Self Leveling Centre cap made by rolls royce

I am reaching out to see if rolls Royce have any specific patents preventing me from creating and selling self levelling centre caps

Karima Gulick
Karima Gulick answered on Sep 12, 2019

You can try to search for patents assigned to a certain company through the USPTO database.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Formation and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Florida on
Q: can you help me find the seed money to make my parent 7571681 presentable? I need a Angel investor? A Grant wrighter?

My only income is my SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CHECK I AM OPEN TO ALL POSSIBILITIES.

ERIC TRUMP EVEN ASKED ME TO SEND HIM A BUSINESS PLAN Based on my patent 7571681 four patent in one.

RR Tie replacement on the run

Recycling the old RR ties

Recycling the spikes... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 10, 2019

Raising money is a skill. Most patent attorneys do not have that skill. You may want to get some free advice and some introduction from this state agency...http://floridasbdc.org

I hope this helps

Kevin E Flynn

Q: Which online database can I use to see if I have infracted on a patent
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Sep 9, 2019

try USPTO, it may be hard to navigate. Try also google patents.

It may give you a decent idea. You may need to pay an expert who knows how to navigate deeper the patent databases.

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: Are any of the Superfeet patents infringing on this patent 6594922 by Anthony Wyatt?
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 3, 2019

Technically, a patent does not infringe on an earlier patent. You are free to file patents on improvements to an earlier issued patent.

You may not be able to make your improved product that is subject of the later patent until the earlier patent has expired or lapsed.

I have not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: Can new [patented] products limit their legal, public usage if intended for advertising?

Have a product idea, but wondering about some marketing kickbacks, so I'm going to use an example to explain what I mean...

Pretend I invented baseball caps and patent the product. Everyone decides they like them, so people buy and use them. Suddenly, a large corporation wants to put their... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 2, 2019

If you have sufficient bargaining power, you can sell your product to individuals with a different deal to different groups.

So you can license one company to get the hats with a logo but you might control that you would be paid to apply to logo to the hat and build the profit margin in....
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1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Washington DC on
Q: How do I search for a patent granted to a young William Gates III between the years 1967-71 for a silicon chip or proces

I believe it to be a patent I sent him to the patent office with.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 2, 2019

This is not easy as the USPTO tools for searching fields such as name do not apply to patents from that time frame.

The assignment database goes back to 1980. The full text search tool on USPTO goes back to 1976. While the images of the earlier patents can be retrieved by patent number,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Washington DC on
Q: There is a product I want to rebrand, I cannot find a patent on this item. Is this possible?
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Sep 2, 2019

It is possible that the product you are looking at is not covered by a current patent.

The best place to start is with the product itself and the packaging that comes with the product. There is an incentive to mark the patent number on the product or at least a web page address that...
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Q: I need a oil and gas lease looked at , can anyone help me?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 30, 2019

For something of that scope and depth, you'd be best off contacting attorneys on your own. You could use the Find-a-Lawyer tab above, or conduct your own independent searches. An attorney would probably want to thoroughly review the lease and discuss it with you, while the format here is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) on
Q: What distance is defined as remote in relation to remote configuration?

how far away does something have to be to make it remote? and if is is connected by cables i.e. a computer to a tv, is this classed as remote?

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Aug 28, 2019

Your question which seems narrow is actually at the heart of patent claim interpretation. In the United States, there is a hierarchy of sources for answering this question. The highest tier is what the applicant expressly wrote in the application or in the written record of arguments made to the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark on
Q: I have a ramp from a pinball machine that was made by data east. The plastic ramp is broken.

I was looking to make another ramp or have one made and I don’t want to infringe on any patents. This plastic ramp has no mechanisms, no moving parts and is literally just a piece of plastic. There are mechanisms that attach to the ramp but I am not making any of those. Just the plastic ramp.... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Aug 27, 2019

You should be OK as long as this piece is not special and does not have a patent just on that piece. A person that has purchased a patented item can make repairs. There is a limit and you cannot do such massive repairs to a totally worn out item that you are effectively replacing the original... Read more »

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