I have a question for Patent 5931468--This was issued Filed: April 3, 1998 Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
There is a re-issue under RE-38666 Filing or 371 (c) date 08/03/2001 with a status Patented Case 11/18/2004 .
Is either one of these still active?
answered on May 5, 2023
According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the original patent 5931468 expired on August 3, 2016, 20 years after the filing date. The reissued patent RE-38666 was also granted for a term of 20 years from the filing date of the original patent, which would have expired on... Read more »
answered on May 2, 2023
After conducting a thorough search, I did not find any patents specifically for baby formula ice cream. However, it is possible that a patent exists for a similar product or for a specific process used to make baby formula ice cream. It is recommended to consult with a patent attorney for further... Read more »
I am wanting to start my business and I have designed a tire insert, it has similar properties to cushcore, my insert puts pressure on the tire providing outward pressure but the design of my product is quite different in dimensions. What would be considered a violation of this patent?
answered on Feb 24, 2023
I'm sorry your question remains open for four weeks. You could try reposting under "Patents (Intellectual Property)" instead of this general "Uncategorized" heading. Some questions do go unanswered, but you could have better chances of a reply by reposting and adding... Read more »
Because I was told crazy prices om patents like $5000 and more and then I've heard of free patents
answered on Feb 15, 2022
Sending the plans to yourself does not provide any intellectual property rights, by way of patents or otherwise. There are people who like the idea that sending the plans to yourself accomplishes a sort of proof by virtue of the fact that it's got the post office's date to show when an... Read more »
answered on Aug 5, 2021
First, I am sorry that your co-inventor whom I presume was a friend, has died.
If there are two inventors and there is not any signed agreement to consolidate the ownership rights, then the rights are still divided.
This would get into issues of estate law so you would need to... Read more »
My mom told use we have a land but since my dad an grandparents pass away I'm not sure how to go about find out
answered on Apr 9, 2021
Your question was posted as a patent (invention) question for Pennsylvania. You won't find any good answers there. You need to ask the question again and say that your question is for "real estate law" for the US Territory of Puerto Rico (the territories are listed after the... Read more »
answered on Apr 7, 2021
You can't reinstate old patent. Here is the idea behind patents: the inventor discloses his invention to the public, and in turn the public (via the government) allows the inventor to keep others from making or using his invention for a limited time. After the limited time expires,... Read more »
lapsed due to non-payment of fees or failure to respond to the patent office, does the new filing have to answer claims made by previous, lapsed patents? Is the new filing beholding to the lapsed patents in any way?
answered on Feb 18, 2021
If a patent or patent application has been abandoned, then you don't have to worry about infringing it - nothing you do now would infringe. If the abandonment happened recently, you'll want to figure out whether the applicant still has a chance to revive or appeal, and keep an eye on it.... Read more »
Hi. I have a question about intellectual property and copyright. If I’ve written a book, how do I know if my book title is taken or if it’s too similar to other book titles? For example could I title it “The Adventures of Ozzy, the Big Blue Dog” or would that be in violation of the... Read more »
answered on Sep 26, 2020
The short answer is that it depends on how litigious the rights holders would be. Based solely on the information in this this hypothetical, your risk of infringement would be low. That said, characters are subject to copyright protection so an A-to-B comparison of the character(s) would need to... Read more »
Need advice re Highly valuable international energy saving patents authored by recently deceased inventor and assigned to small Pa. company in which I hold shares and from which I am owed $.
No will or probate action I can find. Death in early 2020. Processes now being used by Morton... Read more »
answered on Sep 14, 2020
There are a lot of unknown facts in your question/scenario which require review of existing documents ( the Company documents -Bylaws or Operating Agreement / Buy-sell / your loans to Company) (the Assignment of patent rights) and possibly some research regarding registration of the patents and the... Read more »
I was looking to use a different ir thermal sensor with it's own circuit board controller and LCD display with my own computer coding for operation. I am referring to razorback technology patents
answered on Jul 14, 2020
Generally, to determine if a patent can limit the activities of others there would need to be a determination of the following: (a) if the patent in question is still active; (b) an interpretation of the claims of the patent -- analyzing what is actually covered -- and if the potential actions will... Read more »
answered on Jun 17, 2020
Your new work may be considered a derivative work of the original song. A derivative work uses some or all of the original work and adds new elements. The copyright owner has the exclusive right to make derivative works. Therefore, if you made a derivative work without permission it could be... Read more »
I am in the process of establishing a partnership with another company. A new company was to be formed in which the two services (software) would be combined to create one company/service. The other party signed an NDA, I then sent a proposal suggesting the merger or creation of a new company. I... Read more »
answered on May 1, 2020
The question of obviating disintermediation is a common one. The answer is yes, you are able to protect yourself.
It looks like you (Company "A") are paying them (Company "B") to work on your product for which you are paying them. I assume that B is providing A some... Read more »
Not sure when time goes by date filed or date granted and how iften again 3 years 7 and 12?
answered on Aug 27, 2019
Maintenance fee window opens 3 years from issue date of patent. The window closes 4 years from the issue date. The process repeats at year 7 and year 11.
Purposeful failure to renew causes the patent to lapse. Unintentional failure to pay during the window can be fixed with payment of... Read more »
I have the perfect idea because my son is a coach and many youngsters have given him ideas how do I go about it ?
answered on Jul 30, 2019
A good place to start is to look at patents for analogous products. That will help you understand what is already patented and how much effort it takes to secure a patent. My slides at http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching will give you some tips on patent searching using free tools.
The patent... Read more »
If someone else filed for that second patent, I would argue that given my patent, that the second patent is obvious but it really isn't that obvious and I want to be the one to file before someone else does. An analogous example: Think of the old power line communications technology where... Read more »
answered on Jul 18, 2019
This happens all the time.
Patent 1 is for an invention, patent 2 is an improvement to that invention. You can file an application to patent 2 as a CIP of the first application, or you can add a TD in the second filing, etc. Talk to your patent attorney more about this.
answered on Jul 8, 2019
If you mean by "take" that you can pursue the patent process and obtain an issued patent and preclude others from practicing the invention. The answer is no as you were not the first to invent whatever is in the abandoned patent.
If you mean by "take" that you can make... Read more »
Because of my work requiring me to travel and numerous floods in my home town at the time I forgot to pay the final maintenance fee and therefore the patent expired. Although I beleive the time limit has expired are will expire soon anyway I would like to revive it and also have questions about... Read more »
answered on May 16, 2019
It looks like your patent claims priority to 1997, and was issued in 2001, so it would have expired by now anyway.
If you are looking to protect your improvements to your previous invention, you are going to have to file a new patent anyway. The expiration of the 6,331,024 patent, or... Read more »
My colleague and I were responsible for 100% of the technical data and research for patent application and were inexplicably excluded by other colleague when he refiled secretly. We never assigned our rights and wish to contest right of ownership.
Can you advise me who we should contact at... Read more »
answered on Jun 26, 2018
The starting point is the claims. This patent has one independent claim and several dependent claims. Then you use the rest of the patent as a dictionary to inform your understanding of the words in the claims.
1. A disposal unit for discarded smoking products comprising:
a... Read more »
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