Thank you for responding Wayne!
We already have a patent and are ready to make a move to marketing our invention. We have some specific questions regarding the patent.
Are you able to review our patent for us? We are at the 20 year mark where the patent will become voided unless we have changes to make to it, from what we understand. We DO have changes that we want to make and want to make sure the LANGUAGE is correct in the patent.
Secondly, we are interested in either selling or leasing our idea and would like guidance in the steps to move forward in one or both of these directions.
Thank you!Dawn XXXXXXXX
Terrific! ok we will start in that direction.
We have more questions for you. Give us a bit to consult and then we will get right back to you!
When would you be available for another chat session?
Ok Wayne ... A group of us were trying to do a gotomeeting so we could all see your responses at once. I will gather our questions and send away!
We have a new multimedia distribution model that incorporates the internet and digital technology (hardware and software) that is already present in most movie theatres, but used in a way not yet realized. We would like to protect the new process before approaching potential partners, studios and developers. Knowing that a process, including a process for doing business, must produce a concrete, useful and tangible result in order to be patentable. It does not matter if the process is within the traditional technological arts or not. A price for a financial product, for example, is considered to be a concrete useful and tangible result in order to be patentable. Would we meet the patent requirements by outlining in detail how the model operates with existing technology to new results? Also, what other alternative steps can be taken to protect the process we have designed?
Thank you Wayne!
This information was very helpful and very direct. You are correct, I like to be exactly to the point where possible. Your response leads us to this next question ...
Can a business model itself be patented as long as it produces a concrete, useful and tangible result?
Business Model meaning the exact written details of the process and its options ...
I'm sorry, this IS a follow up to the question we asked in the first place. The MODEL we were referring to in the first question is the same model were are referring to here.
Are you unwilling to assist us further?
Please close this question as I am unable to do it without repaying.
Thank you again!
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