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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: How can I purchase this Patent?
Bill Hulsey
Bill Hulsey answered on May 26, 2020

Tell us more, please. Which patent?

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: Can I use parts identical to LEGO parts (non-patented/expired) in a commercial virtual reality game?

The parts are sourced from an online community (LDraw.com) that models the LEGO parts in 3D attempting to digitally archive the LEGO parts, so they are as close to the original as possible. I am attempting to create a virtual reality game where these parts can be built in a similar way (but in a... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Apr 27, 2020

It will depend on what parts you are referring to.

If they are the ones out of protection, you could use them. But you need to make sure they do not have other protections, common law or statutory.

You should definitely consult an attorney to be better guided.

Marcos

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Q: I have an idea for a product that could be used asap in dental offices to help protect patients and employees since Covi

How do I go about inexpensively getting a provisional patent so that I can start getting this product out there? I do not have time to do a regular patent.

Bill Hulsey
Bill Hulsey answered on Apr 23, 2020

You can submit a provisional patent application that provides a description of how to make and use the invention. This will establish an international filing date. From this date you can further seek U.S. and international patent protection via subsequent patent filings.

2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: I have a brilliant software design; how do I protect myself so my company doesn't take it and cast me aside?

My company is developing new software - I am NOT a part of the development team. But I have designed a far superior product that could potentially be worth millions to the company. If I present it to management, they could take it, hand it over to the development team, and potentially leave me out... Read more »

Tania Maria Williams
Tania Maria Williams answered on Feb 16, 2020

I am not a patent attorney but there may be a question as to whether the company already owns it even though they may not know about it. I see that you created it on your personal computer with non-company software, but did you create it on your personal time or on company time? Also, do you have... Read more »

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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... 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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Q: Hi, Can the inventor of a utility patent claim ownership of a patent if it was never assign to the applicant company?

Patent application #X was originally filed and later published in 2013 as I was employed by Applicant, I assigned it to them, patent was abandoned by applicant. I terminated my employment with them in January of 2016. They refilled the "same" patent in November 2018 but it got a different... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Aug 20, 2019

I am sorry, John, but it is very unlikely that you have any ownership stake in Patent #Y.

If patent #Y has issued, and it is pretty much the same as patent application publication #X, then Patent Application Y somehow claimed priority to X. It had to, because X would otherwise be cited...
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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: Patent # 9,488,903 how do I know what I need to avoid replicating to reproduce a product similar to such stated in this
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Jun 19, 2019

Well, you are going to have to hire a patent attorney to give you an idea if what you want to do infringes or does not infringe on that patent. The patent attorney should also be able to let you know how to do what you want to do without infringing on the patent.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: How do I terminate my parental rights in the state of GA? I have 2 children from Ex wife!

My ex wife and I have two boys who she have kept from me. I got married in 2016 and was put on child support. I am tired of being harassed and I’m tired of my children getting hurt by me trying to contact them. I currently have two girls by my current wife and none of us are allowed to contact... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Feb 5, 2019

You are not likely to be able to terminate your parental rights under these circumstances. Termination of parental rights is only permitted in limited circumstances. Generally, only voluntarily when there is another parent willing to step into the biological parent's place in a step-parent... Read more »

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Q: I want to patent a bandage with properties not on the market. Do I begin with a professional patent search?

I am a physician assistant and I want to create a bandage that will help a lot of my urgent care patients with infection. I would like to know if I should pay for a professional patent search before I have a prototype?

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Jan 19, 2019

I am glad that you are worried about coordinating the prototyping and patenting, before you bring your product to your patients and to the market. I’ve been working with a client for the past almost 2 years on getting a Class I medical device in the WOC field onto the market; I obviously can’t... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: Can a project be patented with similar outcomes ,but with new device eliminating claimed parts

Example: claims mention a seat. new project has no seat

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Dec 30, 2018

You have two issues in your question: infringement and patentability.

If you make, sell, or use a product that is patented by another party without the right to do so, then you need to be concerned about infringing the other party's patent. Now, if the other party's patent claims...
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Q: I have a idea and I see a patent that is similar but isn't used the same as in a everyday usage. Can I patent my idea?

The idea I have if for a every day usage but the patent in mind is for medical usage. My idea still theoretically does the same but uses different materials and also it has usage after sporting events and after walking or working daily. Before I start the patent process I wanted to know if my ideas... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Dec 21, 2018

It is hard to really say one way or another without knowing more about it. If your product is the same (or close enough) as the patented product, but you want to use it for a different purpose, then you will likely not be able to get a patent for it. But if you tweak it enough, for example,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: What is the process to give partial ownership of a patent to another party? Is this done in a court or the patent office

Is there a formal application & a legal process to transfer partial ownership to another person? Where is the application filed at? The library of congress (patent office), or the courthouse ? Thank you.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Jul 9, 2018

You can assign a portion of the patent ownership to another person by a type of contract called an assignment.

You can record the assignment with the USPTO via https://epas.uspto.gov/.

In many cases, it is easier to give a person a portion of the company formed to work the patent...
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Q: Can I request addition (inclusion) of a co-inventor's name in an already filed patent application?

The original patent application has been filed only under one inventor's name. Can a co-inventor's name be added to the original application if the application is currently being processed (but perhaps not finalized, yet) ??? What if the processing of the patent application has been... Read more »

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on Jul 9, 2018

The best way of resolving this problem is to approach the patent attorney or patent agent who is handling the case.

It is extremely crucial that the inventors be identified on any issued patent correctly. If the patent does not have the correct inventors, such as an inventor is missing (as...
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Q: Hi I need to know how to get in court on a 16-13-49 ocga I need the paper to file to get in court over my truck

Georgia state has got a hold on my truck which my son borrowed from me

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Apr 15, 2018

So sorry Justia needs to fix their topics as they should say Patent/Inventions rather than Patents. Patents with a "t" looks a whole lot like Parents with an "r". Your question came to me as a patent/invention lawyer.

I am not sure why the state of Georgia has your...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Adoption and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: Are there laws to protect a mother in a reunification plan if there is lack of effort for the reunification plan by DFC

In the event the mother potentially stands to have a termination of her parental rights and there has been a lack of effort on the Dfcs end in the case does the mother have the ability to seek further treatment in the case of substance abuse or or parental rights automatically terminated after 12... Read more »

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill answered on Mar 29, 2018

You need to retain counsel immediately if you don't already have counsel. There is an argument to be made in your case, but it depends on the effort you have put into your reunification plan and what DFCS is doing. At the end of the day, the responsibility to complete the case plan is yours.... Read more »

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Q: How do I go about filing a Petition to Make Special Patent? Trying to find the applications that are needed to do so

Let me explain. I want to file the necessary application to do a patent to counter terrorism? What all do I need to do?

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Jan 23, 2018

The USPTO has a number of different programs.

There is a petition to make special based on applicant's age or health

https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/petitions/23-make-special-age-and-health (Be sure to note the warnings that you need to file in a specific way...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: If I live in my own home while the mother lives with her parents and I support my son do I pay child support
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 3, 2018

If your son lives with the mother, then you have to pay child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: I'm 17 and my boyfriend is 18 and I'm pregnant with him... Can he get charged in the state of Georgia. I'm really scared
William Head
William Head answered on Aug 2, 2017

May depend on your birthday. Because you are not married, you have no marital privilege, and would be required to testify about sexual relations BEFORE the age of consent.

He needs to talk to a local lawyer, to get more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Medical Malpractice and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Georgia on
Q: What if the lawyer had it done ( with Prjudice in late 2015,but had you thing the case was on going.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 15, 2017

I believe you may in that case have a potential case against the attorney.But unlikely they wouldn't tell you unless you had not responded to their letters.

Q: What happens if you are not notified of your case being dismissed
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 15, 2017

You can file a motion ot reopen,which should be done as soon as you find out. Check and see the addresses they used.If you moved, didn't tell people, on you.

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