There is currently a patent for an item that has interchangeable heads that screw on. Can I create the same type of product with interchangeable heads if it attaches in a different way?
answered on Mar 25, 2021
First, I commend you for giving thought about whether your proposed course of action will be beyond the scope of the patent rights of another.
Now to the question of whether you can do what you propose. The answer is it depends. It really depends on what specifically is in the claims of... Read more »
There are all sorts of products that are similar or improve on an already existing idea. My idea is in that atmosphere, but the marketing concept for my would-be product is vastly different than the product that already exists. I've been brainstorming ways to create a different design that... Read more »
answered on Dec 28, 2020
You should be working with a patent lawyer during the R&D process. In general, a patent lawyer can help you understand the scope of the patent, identify other patents in your technical area that might be of concern, and help you either design around any enforceable patents or seek a license... Read more »
answered on Aug 14, 2020
Consider using the find a lawyer function in Justia to look for a patent attorney. Call around and get some quotes. The patent attorney will guide you through the process.
This answer includes generalizations and there are many caveats. This answer does not form an attorney client... Read more »
My friend used my cell phone to take a picture of my sound bowl and it came out beautiful. She he says the picture is his intellectual property. Although the cellphone used to take the picture and the sound bowl is mine. Who owns the photo?
answered on May 27, 2020
This is not a patent question so I will defer to an attorney in your state to give you a formal answer.
To get some background on copyright from a reliable source. Here is a link to the Frequently Asked Questions Page by the US Copyright Office.... Read more »
answered on Apr 4, 2020
You need to pay $785, when filing a regular patent application. The fees include filing fee, search fee and utility fee.
However, there are some discounts, and many additional surcharges, so depending on circumstances, the actual fee that you need to pay to the Patent Office... Read more »
searching to see if a patent is already taken for a new style of electrical box for your home.
answered on Jul 9, 2019
You may want to review this slide set on how to do some preliminary searching on your own. http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching You may find that your idea is patented or was at least published as a pending application.
As noted in the slide set, you will not be able to see all the... Read more »
answered on Aug 22, 2018
I am not sure which Porter Case patent you are referring, so it is hard to answer this question. But here are some guidelines.
(1) There appears that are only about 6 Porter Case patents. Some of these are pretty old, and they have expired by now, but some are still in force. You need... Read more »
I'm a 20-year old male in the state of Nevada looking for work online. I've applied to an online AI-research company and have gotten a request for my first job. In the agreement attached, there is a few things I'm wary of before signing. It may just be paranoia, but I would like to... Read more »
answered on Mar 16, 2018
I think that the assignment of all IP rights forever has to do with assigning all the rights that you produce for the company while you are engaged in an assignment for them. It does not extend to IP rights that you generate during your lifetime after the engagement ended.
You may want to... Read more »
answered on Feb 23, 2018
Under some circumstances it is possible to revive a patent or a patent application that was abandoned. For example, if you wanted to pay the maintenance fee or file a Reply, but couldn't (such as your company went bankrupt), then you can revive it if you pay sufficient fees. Or if the patent... Read more »
answered on Nov 10, 2017
Thanks for caring enough about doing the right thing to ask a question. The technical term for what you are asking is called freedom to operate (FTO) or sometimes "clearance". You are asking whether there are concrete legal rights that exist that would impinge on your freedom to operate... Read more »
I have come up with an idea. In four (4) years of research, I have found that this product/item does not exist. I do not want this idea stolen. Before I seek financing, how may I patent this idea inexpensively? I have made the 'poor man's patent' and sent the idea to myself via... Read more »
answered on Aug 30, 2017
Congratulations on coming up with a new product. I hope that it is a success.
You are also absolutely correct that you need to safeguard your idea. Among the documents that your investors will want to see prior to giving you money, is a patent application. If you do not have IP secured,... Read more »
I´m planning to release new casino table game. So I´m interested about how much it costs. And which parts of patent process would be most expensive. THX
answered on Jun 20, 2017
Design patents applications preparation and filing run in the neighborhood of $1500 to $2000. Additionally, there is the cost of prosecution.
putting in my claim? Or can I even claim anything
answered on May 9, 2017
I am sorry that your father passed away.
To answer your question, first see how his will distributes his possessions, including his patent. A patent is a personal property, just as a boat or a stock certificate.
Second, if according to the will you are getting the patent, then... Read more »
answered on May 9, 2017
Congratulations on starting a new venture! I hope that it is successful.
It is good to hear that you recognize that intellectual property may be important to your business, and you are interested in protecting it so early on. You are way ahead. It is always hard for me to tell clients... Read more »
answered on Aug 30, 2015
Patents are technical and complicated. Talk to a local patent lawyer for assistance in filing a patent.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal... Read more »
my father worked for his father, they are now filling some patnents after he past away?
i am sure they are valid claims however can we seek royalties
answered on Aug 30, 2015
More information is needed to answer. Talk to a local patent or probate lawyer.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work... Read more »
answered on Aug 25, 2015
More information is needed to answer. Talk to a local contracts or probate lawyer about your rights and options.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not... Read more »
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