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 »
answered on Aug 24, 2022
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 »
answered on Jul 6, 2022
Your question remains open for two weeks in this category and it may be better suited for attorneys who work in intellectual property. Product liability is more about injuries from defective products. You could repost the question under Intellectual Property & Patents. There's no guarantee... Read more »
This is an utility invention for the bicycle
answered on Feb 17, 2022
While a few patent applications are allowed the first time that the Examiner reviews the claims, it is very common for a patent attorney to review the rejections from the Examiner and do one of three things.
1) Explain to the examiner in the next written response, why the arguments made by... Read more »
Specific mushroom extracts: reishi, amadou, and chaga. I don't understand how someone can stop others from selling a natural product.
answered on Feb 26, 2021
A number of U.S. patents relating to this subject matter appear under the name Paul Stamets. Several are relatively newly issued and will be active for some time. One thing to realize is that the patent only provides an exclusive right (right to sue for infringement) for what is within the scope... Read more »
I just created a graph this afternoon around 1:00pm with my name and date in the bottom corner that really impressed my professor who is a doctor in medicine. After getting off the phone with my father, he suggested I reach out and see if this is something that I could patent. Is there any way... Read more »
answered on Dec 4, 2020
A spreadsheet graph is not generally the kind of thing that can be patented. If you think it is truly new and innovative, I encourage you to consult privately with a patent attorney. Be prepared to explain it thoroughly, and keep in mind that your 1-year time limit for patenting already started... Read more »
What are my first steps to patent such a beautiful plant?
answered on Nov 23, 2020
Congratulations on your new Calathea! I like those plants.
It may or may not be patentable (depending if you found it in nature or if you've bred it), but you have two options: hire a patent attorney, or do it yourself. If you've never done this before, then you really need to... Read more »
answered on Oct 12, 2020
You are both of legal age, there are no issues unless he was 15 when you got pregnant.
answered on Sep 16, 2020
Google Patents shows that the patent you indicated has not expired. The expiration date shown in Google Patents may or may not be accurate. Confirming the expiration date will require some investigation. You should consult with a patent lawyer to be sure.
Also, keep in mind that there are... Read more »
I'm Nada Miele his wife. Please let me know if is anything that I need to do.
answered on Feb 9, 2020
The answer to this question relies on many different factors. If your late husband licensed the patent and is receiving royalty payments you may be entitled to those royalty payments. In order to fully assess your situation I would suggest setting up a phone call to discuss.
answered on Jan 9, 2020
First step is for you to look at my web site www.FLYNNipLAW.com or my LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinflynnpatentattorney/ to get some more information about me. Picking a patent attorney is a big step and you should make sure that you are picking someone that seems like a match.... Read more »
answered on Jan 9, 2020
The short answer is maybe.
The answer hinges on how close what you are proposing is to things already done or suggested by those of ordinary skill in the art of treating that condition or in making bandage products. While relevant prior art is not just patents and published patent... Read more »
answered on Dec 18, 2019
It is US 4,626,755.
Would creating a digital card game with some mechanics that are similar to Yu-Gi-Oh violate some patents? Specifically, one shared mechanic is that the "field" or playing area is divided into 10 zones in 2 rows for each player, with "creature cards" placed in the front row, and... Read more »
answered on Jan 2, 2019
Well, I think that you are correct in worrying about Konami's intellectual property. As far as patents go, Konami has over 1100 patents on various gaming devices and methods. I imagine that some of them cover Yu-Gi-Oh!
I don't know which patents cover Yu-Gi-Oh!, but the patent... Read more »
metal health issues. Has gone through all her money. Own her own home but we do not believe paying any taxes. she has a bird and dog she does not take care of. Lives with poop and pee everywhere. will not believe anything we tell her concening her finances. when they kick her out of her house... Read more »
answered on Oct 30, 2018
I am sorry to hear of your situation. Your question was listed for patents (inventions). You may have meant paRents but that is not a category.
You may want to post the same question under Family law or Elder law as this is a question of intervening when a family member may not be... Read more »
My dad had three patents 2 of them have 2 partners and 1 with his name only I need direction on how to find out if the Aires left behind are entitled to the profits from them and how do I find out if he sold them or not for i know if he did sell them no need to search them any further. My dad died... Read more »
answered on Jun 20, 2018
First, being a named inventor on three issued patents is something to be proud of. I am sure that this is one of many reasons that you are proud of your dad.
If things were done correctly, then the assignment from your dad to his employer or some other entity that... Read more »
claims 1-5 and 8 of US 2017/0225533 A1 is rejected under 102(a) referencing US 2017/0016507 A1 how can this be amended or proven not anticipated by US 2017/0016507 A1?
answered on Mar 28, 2018
The questions posted on this website are of general nature. The answers to these general questions may be useful to others to understand the law being discussed. What you are asking is a very specific question that is best left to the attorney prosecuting this case.
My dad has past and he have property in Indiana but his wife that's not legally married has the property and her name is on it the only reason she got the house because they thought they were married my dad have two daughters my oldest sister do not want the house but I do who do I talk to and... Read more »
answered on Nov 6, 2017
So sorry, you question was posted to the patent/invention area. You may want to delete the patent topic.
Best wishes to seek a solution with respect to your father's property.
I made something in 2010 and sold some via a website. I did not patent it due to prohibitive patent cost.
Someone else patented a similar item 6 yrs later. When they received that patent the patent examiner cited my item and website in the approved patent.
Can I still make and sell... Read more »
answered on Feb 27, 2017
This is a common question, that has been litigated a number of times. The good news for you is that the courts usually rule against the patent owner, and in favor of people in your position.
This has to do with fairness. If you are making and selling your invention, you cannot all of the... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2011
No, the Patent Office will not make this choice for you. However, a general attorney may help you in making a selection from among those listed as registered practitioners on the Office roster. Also, some bar associations operate lawyer referral services that maintain lists of patent lawyers... Read more »
answered on Mar 23, 2011
This can't be answered in the abstract - some companies are legitimate and some do a very poor job. No. The Patent Office publishes complaints regarding invention promoters and replies from the invention promoters. Questions or complaints can be sent to Mail Stop 24; Director of the U.S.... Read more »
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