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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: Patent stolen and manufactured in china.

In the current company(Los Angeles, CA) I work at, my manager is cheating the company by manufacturing in china.

We have built couple of products and got the patent for them. We built a prototype using the same technology but in different package. I was part of the design team for the... Read more »

Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan answered on Mar 22, 2021

Many pieces of the puzzle are missing. Is the manager working with a different company? Who is selling it? Does your company know? There are many more facts needed to determine if something is wrong here. If you are serious about the inquiry it would probably be necessary to get a consultation from... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: Do I use/buy a trademark,copyright,or a patent to claim a username/name
Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan answered on Mar 16, 2021

All your answers are in the excellent tutorial material at uspto.gov and copyright.gov.

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: My Publication number: 20210015749 is not shown publicly at Justia Patents. Do I need take additional steps?

I am the principal inventor for application. The other co-invertors can be viewed " Patents by Inventor NAME" few days after the publication (01/21/2021). However, I cannot see mine? Any idea, how I can activate mine? Thank you

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Mar 9, 2021

I don't speak for Justia, but many databases take a few months to get updated. This is normal.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for California on
Q: If I start a devotional blogger aimed at upholding Jedi conduct for better habits, do I need to ask Disney's permission?

This would be on the google Blogger server and would eventually carry a chain of willing authors as well as a great many Starwars links in support of the franchise.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jan 25, 2021

Don't guess how protective Disney will be about any of its copyrighted materials once you start doing a website using or referring to them. I would even search "Jedi" to see if it is copyrighted. You should have a consultation with an intellectual property attorney who can guide... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for California on
Q: If I start a devotional blogger aimed at upholding Jedi conduct for better habits, do I need to ask Disney's permission?

This would be on the google Blogger server and would eventually carry a chain of willing authors as well as a great many Starwars links in support of the franchise.

Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan answered on Jan 25, 2021

The question raises copyright and trademark questions. In all likelihood Disney would not care if you supported the franchise. The facts do not indicate how you would make references to Disney properties or possibly use them. There may be ways to do it right. There are very many ways to do it... Read more »

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Q: Connector assembly for portable hanger Patent number: 9066616 In regards to this patent how do I get a license to sell
Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Dec 27, 2020

You will need to contact the assignee, Luxe Link, LLC, and see if they are interested in licensing to you. I suggest that you contact an intellectual property attorney, who can help you with a licensing agreement.

Best,

Liliana Di Nola-Baron, J.D., Ph.D.

Attorney at Law...
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2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: Can I find out which attorney did this patent?
Bernard Samuel Klosowski
Bernard Samuel Klosowski answered on Dec 8, 2020

Your question doesn't mention a patent number, but U.S. patents typically show "Attorney, Agent, or Firm" on the front page of each patent. Depending on how the attorney or firm fills out the issue fee paperwork, a U.S. patent might list only the firm name, or only the attorney, or... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: Does this language dissalow the usage of a two layer collapsible elastopolyer design in hexagon fashion?

"The pillow cushion has a first major surface, a second major surface, and deformable wall members extending between the first major surface and the second major surface. The deformable wall members are located and configured to define voids therebetween such that the deformable wall members... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Dec 2, 2020

I see that what you quoted has more than one period. It looks like you are quoting the abstract. That is not what you need to look at. You need to have a patent attorney review the issued claims and see what they require.

A claim may have 25 nouns and 25 verbs but by law has only one...
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3 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: hello, would you help me understand this abstract?

A method for interpreting user submitted coupon images is described. A coupon image is received over a network from a user. The coupon image is associated with a coupon. A server system processes the received coupon image to identify one or more coupon matching characteristics. The one or more... Read more »

Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron answered on Oct 22, 2020

The invention is about a method to electronically read coupons and match them with coupons stored in a database or send them to real persons to be matched if there is no match in the database.

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: What is the purpose of submitting an Application Data Sheet with the provisional application? I heard some law firms do.

Is it to provide information not provided in SB/16 cover sheet form such as: Publication Information, Representative Information, Domestic Benefit/National Stage Information, Foreign Priority Information, Authorization or Opt-Out of Authorization to Permit Access, etc.?

Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick answered on Sep 30, 2020

An ADS when properly signed:

Establishes inventorship

Establishes applicant

Presents domestic benefit/foreign priority claims

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: I submitted my patented paint brush Hook to the Wooster paint brush company new products department 3 years ago

After several emails, reviews, and conversations they said that they were not interested,

Today I went to Home Depot and in the paint brush department, Wooster has a paint brush with my design that I submitted to them ,I think they stole my patented design.

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Aug 19, 2020

Well, if a company stole your patented product, then you should be able to sue them. Talk to the patent attorney who got you your patent to recommend a litigator.

Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: Need assistance with patent information.

Hello,

Im seeking assistance with the review of some trademark applications I have completed and I'd like to review for accuracy before I submit. I also have a few questions about technology IP; specifically with the use of some thermal imaging products and supporting software... Read more »

John B. Hudak
John B. Hudak answered on Jul 16, 2020

Use the Find a Lawyer function on Justia and go from there. Call the lawyers and determine if the work can be completed and ask for a quote.

For some issues you have a wide variety of lawyers to choose from. For federal trademark applications and patent applications, those applications...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: Is U.S. Patent No. 6,485,982 expired now?
William Scott Goldman
William Scott Goldman answered on Jun 27, 2020

After reviewing the abstract online that appears to be the case:

2002-11-26

Application granted

2019-11-26

Anticipated expiration

Status

Expired - Lifetime

Basically, it's a 17 year grant of exclusive rights from the 11/26/02 date of...
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3 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: My husband is deceased and is a co-holder of patent US7837472B1. As his widow have I any rights under this patent?

The widow of another co-inventor has had her name added to the list of inventors. Can I do this?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 19, 2020

You need a consultation with a good "intellectual property" attorney. You can search the internet for one in your area or you can contact the local bar association for a referral to one. This question cannot be answered without a review of all the relevant documents, particularly the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: 6340334 patentIs there anyway to check if products out today are anything close to our patent?

I did see a couple manufactures last year that make portable boxing rings, don’t know if that would be close to our design? Maybe just improved idea??

Let me know if you have any interest

Thanks

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Jun 19, 2020

Jeff,

Google Patents notes that your patent expired in 2006 for failure to pay a maintenance fee. You may want to discuss this with your patent attorney. There are ways to pay for an unintentional failure to pay a maintenance fee to revive a patent that lapsed for failure to pay the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: Three adult girls provoked my son by hitting him with bats. He took the bat away and hit them back.

He is only 17 and these ladies called cops but took my son to jail.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 10, 2020

more info needed.

he will be sent to juvenile court and there he should ask for a public defender or you can hire a private lawyer who practices in your area.

have him prepare a detailed summary ahead of time as lawyers time is expensive.

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: How does this patent influence our business? (US10610794B1)

https://www.amazon.com/Jasonwell-Sprinkle-Sprinkler-Toddlers-Children/dp/B07LG9CGF1

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Jun 5, 2020

I've looked over the patent and the Jasonwell Play Mat, and am available to discuss it. Please reach out to me.

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California on
Q: Is a new product design consisting of several existing products that are fastened together patentable?

Thank you for your answer, Peter. The intend is to combine several existing products in order to create a single product for a completely different purpose. If I understand you correctly, it will likely be a patentable product in which case I will seek a further consultation with a patent attorney.... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on May 29, 2020

Generally, no. Combining several products according to known methods to yield predictable results is not patentable.

But, if your new product is better then would be just a combination of existing products, then the new product may be patentable.

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Patents (Intellectual Property) and Trademark for California on
Q: Would it be possible to produce, sell and protect a "fake" product, not registered which was featured on an SNL Parody?

While watching a popular late night show, they featured a sketch of an infomercial for a fake product which does not appear to be in production, on sale anywhere and does not show up in a Copyright search, Trademark Search or Patent Search. Prior to obtaining formal legal counsel I would like to... Read more »

Bill Hulsey
Bill Hulsey answered on May 5, 2020

It is possible, but likely that you would need to obtain NBC legal approval. I recall that "Land Shark" halloween costumes have been made. That image and art is an NBC property.

With the right incentive, a deal could be crafted.

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