Patent infringement occurs when someone makes, uses, sells, or offers to sell a patented invention without the patent owner's permission. If the knife blade is only similar in shape but has a different ornamentation, it might not infringe on the original patent, provided the ornamentation is...View More
A patent can be granted for a specific method, process, or application related to shredded foam, even if the material itself is not a new invention. The patent holder may have developed a unique innovation or improvement in the use or production of shredded foam that meets the requirements for...View More
Good companies listen to their customers. Often, a company is told of an idea by its customer, supplier, vendor, employee, etc., and the company develops the idea into an invention, which is then patented.
If you pitched your invention to company, then...View More
This is going to require that a patent attorney take a deep dive on the material that you provided and the nuances of the issued patent claims. There may be a path to correct inventorship to add you as one of the inventors. If you did not assign over your rights, then being a coinventor makes you...View More
I have come up with a novel formula of herbs that act as a strong stimulant together. I developed it over years to overcome difficulties at jobs and to keep me awake on overnight drives. It is stronger than energy drinks, at least for me.
I'm looking to protect as I seek to profit off its value.
Very hard to say the exact and the only solution for you here. You should discuss this with your local intellectual property lawyer. In general, you can use the institute of trade secret and also carry some legal protection with it. However you need to meet some legal requirements for this and that...View More
I Have an idea to enhance an existing product for existing business, I would like to propose the idea to this business but would like to protect myself for compensation if they should like it and want to go through with it. What kind of an attorney would I seek to draft protection, I want more than... View More
The product should be relatively easy & inexpensive to manufacture. I’ve done as much in-depth research as possible online - and nothing like this exists as far as I can tell. I’ve spoken with friends, relatives, neighbors about a need for such an item and I’ve received 100% positive... View More
Kudos to you for doing some prep work before your first meeting with a patent attorney. I love clients like that. I teach entrepreneurs about the patent process. I think it would be worth your time to review my intro slide set just so that you have some vocabulary and basic concepts...View More
My mother sews and saw a product a few years back that was neat - She thought it would work better with a different design and material - however it serves the same purpose - the other company that has a patent-pending on it contacted us today and I was curious where we can find the exact info on... View More
It is hard to say without specifics, but if there is an activity like sewing that has been around for thousands of years, and a company comes up with a new product to help workers perform the activity better, the company will likely patent the product, as well as a method of using that product....View More
An applicant can have has as many claims in the patent application as is desired. I've seen patents and patent applications with just one or two claims, but I've also seen patents with hundreds of claims. Typically, a patent has one or more...View More
The patent # on the bottom of the deep fryer is 200630060898.8 I took my deep fryer apart to clean the build-up of oil and grease and I want to be accurate in reassembling the electronic and mechanical parts. The Canadian Patent Office helped me obtain the American D600066 number.
I currently create a hair product for a celebrity that I created and cook in my kitchen. I package it and send it and she applies her label to it. Can I patent the formula just in case she wants to buy it, how do I know how to price the formula? She has ingredients, not the specific formula... View More
Congratulations on your new venture. I hope that it will be profitable for you.
And also congratulations about worrying about patents now, before you start the production and sales. Too many people ignore patents, spend lots of money on designs, tooling up, and manufacturing their...View More
In general the standard for novelty and obviousness are:
Novelty: 35 U.S.C. 102 - An invention must be novel in order for the invention to obtain a patent. An invention is novel if all the elements of the invention were not previously described by someone else. An invention is not novel if...View More
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