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2 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for South Carolina on
Q: I was informed that I am the owner of several proprietary software patents and need to find information about what I own

To my understanding a ruling was made in my favor based on the fact that these patents were registered to my email address

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answered on Jul 28, 2023

If you have been informed that you are the owner of several proprietary software patents, it is crucial to gather all relevant documentation and information related to these patents. This includes any registration certificates, correspondence, and any official communication regarding the patents.... View More

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Q: Can I get royalty from my name being on a patent for heart surgical clamps invented specifically for my heart surgery?
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answered on Jul 10, 2023

Having your name on a patent does not automatically guarantee you royalty payments. The rights and compensation associated with a patent are typically determined by agreements made between the inventors and relevant parties. To assess your potential for royalty claims, it's important to review... View More

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Q: I found evidence that my granddad is the 1st patent holder ,inventer of the tubless tire ..what do i do to file law suit
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 28, 2023

I infer from your question that you want to sue manufacturers of tubeless tires claiming that you rightfully inherited your grandfather’s patent.

If so, you should consult a patent litigation attorney regarding your rights in this regard. Such an attorney may also go by the rubric...
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Q: I found evidence that my granddad is the 1st patent holder ,inventer of the tubless tire ..what do i do to file law suit
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answered on Jan 28, 2023

Given that you are talking about your grandfather, I am going to assume that you are talking about a patent that issued more than 20 years ago. Perhaps even in the 1950s or earlier?

Patents don't last forever. These days they last about 20 years from filing. Earlier US patents lasted...
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2 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Business Formation and Patents (Intellectual Property) for South Carolina on
Q: I am looking to start a business using a game that some friends of mine and I came up with.

We want to protect our game and not sure what the process is to patent and bring our new game to market with our new business.

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Aug 22, 2022

Dear Mrs or Mr,

it depends on type of game you are going to create and make business with. If its board game or PC/console game, different type of strategies of legal protection can be applied. Therefore I would need more details to advice you better and more precisely on this.

I...
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Q: Hello. I have a question about a patent for a fitted bed sheet with pockets. Is it expired I'm unable to decipher that?

I was able to Google and saw there was a patent for fitted sheets with pockets but unsure I'f it is expired

Kevin E. Flynn
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Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Nov 15, 2021

Patent term is more confusing than it should be. The one part that is simple, is that patent term is not a function of the technology. There is not a way for the applicant to apply to extend the patent term (unlike trademarks or copyrights). (but as noted below, there are things that can shorten... View More

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Q: Hi, I have been trying to get my personal property back and my grandpa’s wife refuses to give it back. What do i do?

She lives in Florida and I have been trying for two years to get my stuff back. I asked her for the property back or the money to replace it and she told me that I was getting nothing back and that she didn’t owe me anything. I never abandoned my property, I had been kicked out by them and... View More

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Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Oct 20, 2020

This question has been posted to the attorneys that handle patents (a way of protecting an invention) and to intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets).

The problem described does not belong in these categories. You may want to talk to someone with experience...
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Q: How do I go by finding out who patent my daddy oil.

He had a stroke and we trying to find the lawyer who patent it for him.

Kevin E. Flynn
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Kevin E. Flynn
answered on Jan 7, 2020

I am sorry that your father had a stroke. I hope he recovers fully and quickly.

You can start with https://patents.google.com/ and type in the legal name your father would have used in signing legal papers (does he use a middle initial or a middle name). Google will offer you the option...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for South Carolina on
Q: Hello, If I'm wanting to file for a patent how can I protect it in case I have a divorce?

I'm in a marriage that is going to well but I have an idea for a patent and plan to file for a provisional patent in the next few days. Should I just get a friend of mine to take ownership until I'm sure I can own the patent safely.

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
answered on Aug 24, 2018

This is an interesting question, that has more to do with family law than patent law. But here are a few points:

Once a patent issues, then the patent is considered a personal property, just like a bank account, a car, or an art collection. Whenever there is a divorce, the property is...
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Q: What is the average cost to get a provisional patent for an app idea?
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
answered on Sep 17, 2017

The filing fee that the U.S. Patent Office charges for a provisional patent application is $260 if you are a large business, $130 if you are a small business, or $65 if you are an individual inventor (but not too rich).

But the filing cost is not an issue. You need to have a good patent...
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