You should first check if there is not such patent registered on regional/national level in the EU or in the EU member states. For this I highly recommend performing patent search with patent attorney.
I think I have a novel method of manufacturing a category of widgets. The method will make manufacture cheaper and faster for a subset of these widgets (but not all). My target audience for these widgets is within the US. Each individual widget could receive its own utility patent, but it... Read more »
in your described case, I would say that as the patent is the territorial right that you would be protected in the territory of the U.S. However I am an IP lawyer in EU, so I am taking into account the principles of IP law and my legal knowledge. So in order to be sure about...Read more »
I am planning on making them and selling them in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of TN. We would get a small business license, and pick our own messages. But I'm wondering if I legally can't, based on this patent. And if this patent doesn't stop me, are there other patents that... Read more »
This is not a patent. It is a published patent application that was abandoned a long time ago. If you need a patent search to see if any other patents out there would present a problem, you're gonna have to engage a patent professional. But this patent application would not be a problem.
If there's a new improvement to it that is patentable, there may be an opportunity for a new patent application. However resubmitting an old application as-is that's already published, with nothing more, generally won't work.
The question of inventorship is actually a legal question, so ultimately anyone who should legally be listed as an inventor *must* be listed as an inventor. If inventorship is found to be incorrect, the patent itself could be in jeopardy. There are procedures available for making these corrections....Read more »
We have found a US utility patent that should be invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 102 (b), because the exact product on there was being publicly sold and marketed online for more than one year before the patent filing date. We have collected extensive evidence and are looking for a IP lawyer to writeup... Read more »
Some challenges post-grant have limits on the type of challenge. An ex parte reexamination under 35 USC 302 is limited to challenges based on prior patents and printed publications. Other forms of challenge address an on-sale bar. Often if a product is on sale, there are user manuals, white...Read more »
You may start at the US Patent and Trademark Office website (USPTO. org) to get general information about patenting an invention. The next step would be to consult a Patent attorney who can guide you through the process and advise you based on the invention you wish to Patent. Sometimes it is...Read more »
I am creating a product (a stand for giant marquee letters) for my company that uses someone else's patented magnet as a component. What type of copyright/patent permissions, if any, do I need from the magnet company?
Hi my question is regarding RetailMeNot suing Honey for patent infringements.
According to RetailMeNot’s suit, Honey infringes on U.S. Patents 9,626,688; 9,639,853; 9,953,335; and 9,965,769, which detail technologies related to things like facilitating access to promotional offers,... Read more »
It is possible for someone to start up another coupon site. You just have to be outside of the scope of the claims. In this particular case, the four patents have very long independent claims, suggesting that one should be able to work around these claims.
the main option to obtain permission to use a patent is by contacting its owner. But first I would recommend you to find a patent in patent database to check if its stil valid in your territory. If it is valid check the owner or representative of the patent and contact them to negotiate...Read more »
You can start by doing a Google Search. Here is the search for looking for patents that I invented. Note that if you do not include the middle name that you will get extra patents that other people invented but you can go through that short list....Read more »
This depends on if you created it as a company employee, or in your free time for yourself. It is sometimes hard to prove both of them. It all depends on jurisdiction. I would recommend you to contact local attorney to discuss this matter.
In clinic, or school program that helps secretly get resources out on human trafficking. Program design to help keep individuals safe. After wrongful termination the clinic is still wanting to use my ideas.
It is not certain how long have your invention been public and other details. Computer programs themselves are mostly not patentable but in some cases they can be patentable (you can patent processes performed by the software). However, if your software is no longer novel, you will not be able to...Read more »
a court case has been filed against me and anothers store. for patent infringement. after contacting the lawyer, her client accepted a settelement for 150$. is it a good deal, or if i wait the judgment of the court will be better
you are not mentioning your jurisdiction (country) but I can say for my jurisdiction its 1000% better to settle case for simple 150$ out of the court than going through whole proceedings at the court. For instance the court fees could be much higher than the actual...Read more »
Your question remains open for two weeks. You could try reposting under the category "Patents (Intellectual Property)." There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but you would have better chances of a response there. Product liability is more about injuries from...Read more »
you can perform a design patent (industrial design), trademark or patent search in pertinent territory. Performing all of them might be difficult and expensive. Maybe if you provide more details about product I can offer more specific advice so you can do only relevant and...Read more »
I want to use gears instead of the timer to give somewhat of the same effect but the motor will be constantly on, and I will not have a timer at all. Does this idea infringe on this patent? It specifies the cycler as a timer chip, which I will not be using, so I do not see something wrong with this... Read more »
Hi, this would involve what is called a Non-Infringement Analysis, which involves a careful determination of claim scope and whether what you’re looking to do falls within it. Generally, patent attorneys are able to conduct this type of analysis, and should be able to assist you with making...Read more »
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