That is not how patents work. They do not have a patent on "the Iphone" . They have patents on very specific features that can be used on a mobile phone. They likely have lots of other patents. Unless you have all the required nouns and verbs in an independent claim of a patent that has been...Read more »
I am going to assume that your fact pattern is that you invented a new nanomaterial and communicated details about this new material to a person in the US. That person has subsequently filed a patent application which you have seen as it has published.
This tool might be helpful. Just as you record your ownership of a house with the local county records department, you record the movement of patent rights from an inventor into a company. If you know the name of the company you invested in, you can look for that company name as the assignee in...Read more »
Step 1 -- you can pull up issued patents with class 706/12 using the USPTO search tools. http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=0&p=1&f=S&l=50&Query=ccl%2F706%2F12%0D%0A&d=PTXT (Long URL as I formatted the search for you)....Read more »
First, the concept of being an inventor is not directly related to the percentage of work by the various members on the team. I have filed patents where team members that did much of the modeling, documentation, testing, and even optimizing of a design did not get named as a co-inventor as they...Read more »
Wow -- there are a hundred things and you need not wait until you have your patent issued to start on them. You can start on some activities by reaching out to vendors using a Non-Disclosure Agreement before filing the patent application. The toughest issue for many entrepreneurs is working out a...Read more »
The 280Z was released in 1975. Anything released in 1975 is long off of patent protection.
If you are working with something within the last 21 years, then you may need to do some searching. You might want to start with my tips on patent searching. http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching...Read more »
The 17-18 year old could be facing up to 20 years in the state penitentiary, a $10,000 fine, and a lifetime of registering as a Sex Offender. Age 16 is the oldest in the juvenile justice system so he would be prosecuted as an adult. If that doesn't scare him away then he is not a person that...Read more »
We feel that it is a sham marriage just to help him get citizenship. We also have my mother and father divorce papers where it states that the property and house belong to the children.And When the youngest child turn 21 we were to sell the house and give the money to the four children. But we did... Read more »
I'm terribly sorry to hear about your mother's loss and how complicated this is for your family. Without a bit more information it's difficult to determine what the proper outcome should be as it depends on many factors. One thing I know for sure is that you need to hire a probate attorney to help...Read more »
I am in Houston and want to apply a patent for a new method of simulation of well performance in fractured reservoirs. I am wondering whether or not you have any experience or successful cases about patent application in methods for reservoir simulation in fractured reservoirs. Thanks!
I can give you some help, but you won't find the answer totally satisfying.
1) Good news -- you can work with a competent patent attorney from anywhere. You do not have to use the patent attorney that is in your state. This is because the patent registration is granted by the Federal...Read more »
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