answered on Jan 31, 2023
You may be out of luck.
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... Read more »
answered on Jan 23, 2023
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... Read 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.
answered on Jan 5, 2023
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Jul 11, 2022
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Dec 14, 2022
Beyond an NDA, you could talk to a patent attorney to discuss possible patent protection. In an initial conversation, you can discuss whether your idea is a good candidate for a patent application.
Is the corporation required to have an attorney to file for the actual patent?
answered on Oct 6, 2022
Hello! Yes, if the corporation is to be the “Applicant” on a U.S. patent application, the patent application has to be signed by a registered patent attorney or a registered patent agent.
I am a registered U.S. patent attorney, however, absent a mutually-agreed, written... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Jun 17, 2021
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.... Read more »
answered on Jun 5, 2021
Contact an intellectual property law firm about this.
Patents expire 20 years after the earliest date of filing, but sometimes there are patent term adjustments that extend that period.
answered on May 11, 2021
The price for drafting and filing a utility patent varies widely, but about $7,000 to $12,000 seems like a good ball park figure.
Is it always good to claim 3 aspects in computer software related patent?
answered on May 11, 2021
You have good observation skills.
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... Read 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.
Where... Read more »
answered on Mar 18, 2021
Sorry. All you have is a design patent number. That just shows the ornamental appearance and none of the inner details.
answered on Jan 27, 2021
I am not going to give you an opinion on Niagen booster supplement containing naturally nicotinamide riboside (NR), because I do not know all the facts, but here are a few comments.
Generally, naturally occurring compounds are not patentable. Anyone can make, use, or sell such compounds.... Read more »
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... Read more »
answered on Jun 9, 2020
Yes, you could get a patent on a formulation of a hair product. As a matter of fact, I have written several of them for clients.
But I have to warn you: it is not easy. It is not easy to get a patent on a new mixture of known ingredients, as you seem to be doing. Firstly, it is likely... Read more »
There can also be other variantions of it made and i want that too all different sizes and shapes but it the same product
answered on May 5, 2020
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... Read more »
How does it apply to a new food product?
answered on Apr 29, 2020
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... Read more »
I am trying to protect my new food product from being copied in the marketplace. How do standards of novelty and nonobviousness apply? Please explain?
answered on Apr 28, 2020
they are requirements for a patent
I do not want my product copied. How can I protect it in the marketplace? What are the standards of novelty and nonobviousness? How will it apply to my product?
answered on Apr 28, 2020
Yes. The standards of novelty and nonobviousness apply.
answered on Nov 12, 2019
My advice would be for you to contact a real estate attorney in your area. Deeds are legal documents which, if not drafted correctly, can result in problems in the chain of title and can affect your ability to get financing for your property, or your ability to sell or convey the property later.... Read more »
The product was registered, tm and certified by all governing bodies in order to sell.
Trade secret formula as of now
answered on Apr 10, 2019
Wow, you already went through the regulatory dance. Great!
To get a patent, contact a patent attorney to get you started. (I do patents for formulations on daily basis for my clients, and I've done some in ag chem).
Make sure that you have some good data over other common... Read more »
I received checks one for xxx and xxx I am their daughter and am the one that is entitledto these checks. I was wondering what I have to do so I can get them into my name and cash them.
answered on Mar 5, 2019
I do not see this as a patent question. I am not sure whether you have a contract issue or a trust and estate/wills issue. You need to review the reason why the checks should be made out in your name and then select an appropriate area of law within Justia. Right now, your question is going out... Read more »
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