USPTO records don't appear to show that the inventor assigned the patent to anyone, so presumably it remained the inventor's property and passed to his estate upon death. Assuming that the inventor left a will, the patent - like other property...Read more »
Your question doesn't mention a patent number, but U.S. patents typically show "Attorney, Agent, or Firm" on the front page of each patent. Depending on how the attorney or firm fills out the issue fee paperwork, a U.S. patent might list only the firm name, or only the attorney, or...Read more »
I just created a graph this afternoon around 1:00pm with my name and date in the bottom corner that really impressed my professor who is a doctor in medicine. After getting off the phone with my father, he suggested I reach out and see if this is something that I could patent. Is there any way... Read more »
A spreadsheet graph is not generally the kind of thing that can be patented. If you think it is truly new and innovative, I encourage you to consult privately with a patent attorney. Be prepared to explain it thoroughly, and keep in mind that your 1-year time limit for patenting already started...Read more »
I have sourced this product from China - many OEM manufacturers who supply and sell these types of wallets on Amazon/ebay other platforms. I was advised by many suppliers that there is no issue to sell as they supply worldwide.
I have made some modifications to suppliers existing wallet -... Read more »
Yes this is possible. Consult with a patent attorney to ensure you claim "patentable subject matter," because software patents are often rejected on this basis unless you set up your application properly.
"The pillow cushion has a first major surface, a second major surface, and deformable wall members extending between the first major surface and the second major surface. The deformable wall members are located and configured to define voids therebetween such that the deformable wall members... Read more »
I see that what you quoted has more than one period. It looks like you are quoting the abstract. That is not what you need to look at. You need to have a patent attorney review the issued claims and see what they require.
A claim may have 25 nouns and 25 verbs but by law has only one...Read more »
Maybe. Patents are issued for inventions that are new, useful, and would not have been obvious. You may be able to secure a utility patent, a design patent, or both. A patent attorney can help you evaluate the likelihood of receiving meaningful patent protection during a private consultation. You...Read more »
A patent for a technology I am looking at expired in August after 20 years and it says it was assigned to Bank of America. Does this mean Bank of America now owns the intellectual property or is the IP now open to the public? Would a licensing agreement with Bank of America be required to use this... Read more »
The assignment of a patent to an assignee does not affect the term of a patent. In other words, if the patent is indeed expired, it is now in the public domain. You should make sure that the patent has expired.
Congratulations on your new Calathea! I like those plants.
It may or may not be patentable (depending if you found it in nature or if you've bred it), but you have two options: hire a patent attorney, or do it yourself. If you've never done this before, then you really need to...Read more »
The technology with credit cards has evolved by using raised numbers, then magnetic strips, then chips, so if you come up with yet another advance in technology, you should be able to get a patent on that.
It's really just a modification I've made to stuffed animals, that started out as a game mechanic. I just really want to make sure that if someone manufactures it that they won't stop me from using the design. Making some money off of it wouldn't hurt either but it is secondary.
You may want to consider protecting your toy with a patent, assuming your modifications to existing toys are novel and non-obvious. You will need a patent attorney to help you assessing the patentability of your toy and preparing and filing the patent application.
I am writing this presuming you are asking what happens to the properties now. I would have to read both deeds to form an opinion on the current ownership of the properties as well as know the status of your mother and your father's most recent wife.
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