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Yes, if you have filed for a patent and want to change the title, you have two options depending upon what type of patent you have applied for. If it is a PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION, you can submit the proper title when you convert to a NON-PROVISIONAL PATENT.
In order to claim benefit from the patent application, the claims must be supported by the disclosure in the provisional application. If you need drawings, then the drawing should be in the provisional.
Now, an application to a chemical composition, such as a lotion, do not generally need...Read more »
I finally found the patent number he claims is for the current model which is a completely different configuration but using a modified version of the original patent. He claims that makes the current design patented also. I disagree! I think he got a crooked patent attorney to trick the system... Read more »
Someone is telling me they had the Patent office hide the Patent number for strategic reasons. And are only showing an approval for the application in lieu of the fact that the so called invention is possibly patentable. Makes no sense to me! Why would one hide a the patent number of an approved... Read more »
The initials AR are used for many dozens of things from acid reflux to amateur radio. If you mean automated rifle- then yes you can seek patents on the workings of a weapon. You would need to have an idea that would not be obvious to one skilled in the art of designing automated rifles. You...Read more »
I don't know which patents you are referring to, but my cursory search shows that there are about 5 patents that list Victor Staats as the inventor. 4 of these have expired due to their age, and 1 expired because a maintenance fee was not paid. There are no enforceable patents for Victor...Read more »
If you are making something that has been around 20+ years, then you very likely will not infringe any patents. After all, that is the idea behind patents: after a patent expires (currently 20 years from the filing date of the patent application), then anyone can use whatever is disclosed in the...Read more »
I processed a provisional patent in 2003 and did not follow up with a non-provisional patent due to cost. I made several operational prototypes from 2000-2007 of this device. I did discuss concept with an associate of a company. I just recently found out that In 2008, this company was granted a... Read more »
No. A provisional patent application that is not followed up with a non-provisional patent application is not published and does not result in a patent, and thus cannot serve as prior art against another patent case.
This is, unfortunately, a common problem. In your case, you cannot get a...Read more »
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