The question of inventorship is actually a legal question, so ultimately anyone who should legally be listed as an inventor *must* be listed as an inventor. If inventorship is found to be incorrect, the patent itself could be in jeopardy. There are procedures available for making these corrections....Read more »
One easy way is to look up the patent at https://patents.google.com/ . Then, for a US patent, put a US in front of the number such as US5857273. Google will fetch the patent and also let you know if it is expired or not (it is).
To get your own patent in the same topic, you will have to...Read more »
The idea behind a patent is that the inventor discloses the invention, and in turn, the government gives the inventor something of value: the ability to keep others from using the patenting invention for a limited time. After the time runs out, anyone can use that invention.
The impact lead has on shooting ranges is devastating to the local environment. The goal would be to produce ammunition that could be used in common calibers. This ammunition would comprise of materials that could be broken down naturally and with low to no impact on the environment and ground... Read more »
Sounds like the composition of your projectile is what will be relevant. Dimensions would not seem to be the issue. If you're projectile composition is novel and nonobvious, then you may be able to obtain a utility patent. I'd be happy to discuss.
I am wanting to sell a glow in the dark dog leash but there is a patent, however I have found various ones on Amazon infringing on the patent because they are not the same product just extremely similar so can I sale the leash myself?
Without knowing what patent you're referring to, I can't answer this question fully. However, you can create various search terms around these elements if you utilize Google Patent Search, the USPTO database (PatFT), and the WIPO patent search database (patentscope) to get you in the...Read more »
In 2016, I hired a patent attorney in 2016 to file, prosecure my invention. It was a tedious process; after repeated meetings, he prepared the first draft of the application. Thru a back-and-forth process, I revised his first application draft more than half a dozen time. Now, it turns out that... Read more »
Wow, what a nightmare. I am so sorry that this type of thing happened to you.
Your first patent attorney sounds like he did not know what he was doing. Typically, one or two meetings are more than sufficient; generally, there is little reason for an in-person meeting anyway. Although...Read more »
My employer had filed a patent in 2017, where I was one of the two inventors. I understand the ownership of IP is with company, but I want to find out how do i even track the patent application status. The application was filed in 2017 and I believe it would have been through private... Read more »
It should have been published by now. Patent applications are generally published 18 months after submission of the application, but in some cases, the applicant can ask that the application not be published.
Because sometimes Google patents and other services are months behind, you need...Read more »
The company original company was C.R.C. Air Cleaners, in Spokane Washington, where the first ones were produced for automobiles. There was another company that produced the first ones. Inventor was Roy Kendall Runyon, my father. First produced in Spokane Washington, 1930's. My father later... Read more »
Im looking to start my own company in trip hazard removal but it seems they have pattebded alot of things on it what exactly are there pattends for and what do they mean in other words what do i follow so i dont use any of there pattends
A provisional patent application is for a utility patent but one can file a design patent application as a continuation of a utility patent application so there is some small chance that they could end up with a design patent from an initial provisional patent application.
I’m looking to create a mobile program that allows kids to create their own stories by supplying them with art assets and allowing them to write in text. If this patent is that exact thing, is there a way around creating that or am I completely blocked on making this program? When does the patent... Read more »
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 »
A land patent is the highest proof of title over land. It is extremely authoritative. With that said, the laws of the jurisdiction will dictate your ability to use and develop the property. Ownership is only a piece of the puzzle. Your rights to improve the property are still subject to Oregon law.
For example, if a patent describes a luxury aircraft seat with a certain method of reclining and with a certain kind of tray table configuration, would the patent be violated if another manufacturer copies only the tray table configuration? Or, is the patent only violated if both the tray table... Read more »
Good question. It does not matter what the patent describes. What matter is what the CLAIMS recite. If the claims recite both the table tray and the recline mechanism, then copying only the tray or the recline mechanism will not infringe the patent claims.
You should contact a patent practitioner who can help you conduct a patentability search, and most importantly, interpret search results.
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