Normally through due diligence, meaning knowing the competitors of your products/services and monitoring them. Once you believe they are offering the same or similar product/service, you would then consult with a patent attorney to analyze your registered patent, particularly the claims of your...View More
To find out if someone is using your patents, you can start by conducting a patent search to see if anyone has filed or been granted a patent that is similar to yours. This can be done through the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) online database, or with the help of a patent...View More
Not clear how they will get access to your business idea. If you mean will they be able to look at your provisional patent application, the answer is no (not unless you provide a copy). If you mean your US patent application, the default is that the application is published 18 months from the...View More
A patent attorney can help you determine if the product on the market is patented and, if so, if the patent is still valid or it has expired. Even if the patent is still valid, there may be some differences between your product and the product on the market, so that you would not be at risk of...View More
Generally, liens are determined by state and local law – they can include filings with the state for a UCC filing based on a particular transaction or a particular form of security. If this is a contract dispute, consider using a local attorney to assess the case and determine if there is a way...View More
Assuming that you are correct that the patent is expired, then the smart move would be to look for newer patents to that cite the patent you have found. Tips on how to do that are at http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching. You may want to check for other patents on this product by checking the assignee...View More
This question is based on a fake model part of an educational module. Due to the limited resources available to obtain such information, I am looking for rough estimates of the costs I should expect. Since the model is not realistic many factors are excluded.
The old methods isolated unique sequences and showed that CH3 status of the sequence was important. The new method looks at all CH3 at once without any regard to sequence. It can be argued all patents looking at CH3 of specific sequences teach away. The new method does not identify any... View More
From your brief description, it sounds like you are OK. But it really depends on what the claims recite. If it calls for isolation of unique sequence, and you do not perform that step, then you are not infringing. But if the claims are simply directed to measuring methylation of a specific gene...View More
It is possible that by selling products made off-shore that you may be infringing a US patent claim that is from an unexpired US patent. A US patent can be used to prohibit someone from making, using, selling, or offering to sell a product that is covered by one or more patent claims of an...View More
The USPTO Examiners have the option to say -- whoa -- you are asking me to do more than one patent's worth of work as there are more than one invention here. They can request that you seek to restrict the current application to just one claim cluster and leave other claim clusters for you to...View More
Many of our Dad's patents are being used & manufactured. We have original blue prints, etc to prove our Dad's patented designs. There is a company called Esmet in Canton, OH manufacturing his high security devices. I designed the Tufloc logo for my Dad's devices & company... View More
My grandparents had legal custody and guardianship of me and my brother when we were kids up until I turned 18 they're passed away and my uncles are trying to evict me from the home I live in which is my grandparents do they have the right evict me from her home even though she said I could... View More
The short answer: you probably have an uphill battle.
One very fundamental value of estate planning is the opportunity to express your wishes in writing (through a will or trust instrument, for example) so that there will not be disputes after your death (or, at least, there may be less...View More
The only way to know is to search. Even if you search you may have some small risk that a patent application is ahead of you in the pipeline but is not visible yet. However, searching is the commercially reasonable way to reduce your risk of running into a problem.
I do not see a patent issue here. I hope you find an attorney with the right background to help you. Ideally, this would have been something you worked out before you populated the site with data that you need.
You may want to Google around to see if others have dealt with this issue or...View More
I am guessing that you have a pending provisional application that has a one-year anniversary in March. If you do not file a non-provisional application by the one-year anniversary, the provisional application will simply expire.
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