One good way to research this is to use patents.google.com, type in various relevant keywords, and see what you find. For example, try: https://patents.google.com/?q=helmet+baseball+cap&oq=helmet+in+baseball+cap and various other variations.
For accurate and up-to-date information, it's recommended to directly search the USPTO database or engage a professional who can provide detailed insights into the patent status of this particular product.
You should consult a patent attorney to discuss potential sale/assignment/licensing of a patent. There may be publicly available pieces of information that can point to the correct contact information for an inventor, and a patent attorney will help craft a contract to protect your best interests...View More
Step one is you need to work with a patent attorney to dive deeply into the patent and make a detailed comparison of the independent claims to your product. This is often called a claim chart and this work is called clearance or freedom-to-operate analysis.
I have been wanting to propogate succulents for the experiment and fun of it. I also hoped to sell any babies that might be successful for some extra money. However while I did some research I learned that their where certain patent laws that made it illegal for some succulents. What succulents am... View More
It is not clear what your question is (maybe you submitted the form before typing the full question?). The USPTO shows "Gary T. Jones" as the first named inventor on U.S. patent no. 6,093,224. The abstract for that patent does not include any names.
I am posting the answer here in case others have the same question. I am not aware of a way to update the name of an inventor on an issued patent. It does not seem to be a good fit for a certificate of correction as there was not an error to correct.
in China for several years and has been sold throughout the world for several years before this patent was issued in the United States. Would I be able to sell this product even though there is a patent in the United States? If I could prove that the product already existed and was being sold... View More
The question is not whether the product has been sold before the patent was ISSUED, but whether the product has been sold before the patent was APPLIED FOR. Remember, it takes several years from the application date to the issue date.
But, if you could prove that the product claimed has...View More
It is possible to sell an idea without a patent or at least a pending application but it is very difficult. Without patent protection, other people will be able to make the same product without paying you so the company that pays you is at a disadvantage unless there was some big advantage to...View More
if a sound, like the one used for an ambulance is made from scratch, to be sold as a sound effect, but is not the exact same, would this infringe on copyrights if such a sound were copyrighted? and if it weren't copyrighted could this in anyway break the law?
I do not see a problem with respect to patents for having an ambulance sound. While there are patents with respect to sirens, most deal with detecting a siren or other sophisticated interactions. https://patents.google.com/?q=siren&oq=siren
Chances are that your process to create a...View More
I am asking about US 7185386 B2 (paint brush with interchangeable bristles). I can find this on the market, but I love the idea. I am an actual painter with a marketing background and I feel capable of selling this product. What can I do? Can a patent be transferred? SHould I contact the patent... View More
Do you have a patent application filed for the idea? If you receive an issued patent on your idea in the United States, then Kraft and everyone else will be subject to a law suit from you if they use in the United States the specific idea covered by one or more claims in your issued patent....View More
If your father had rights to the patent (i.e., he did not assign it to his employer, or he has not otherwise sold it or licensed it), then you should treat the patent the same as any other personal property.
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