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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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.
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... Read more »
I was able to Google and saw there was a patent for fitted sheets with pockets but unsure I'f it is expired
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
He had a stroke and we trying to find the lawyer who patent it for him.
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... Read more »
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.
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... Read more »
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... Read more »
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