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My question is regarding a patent, Smoking device. There is

My question is regarding a patentJA: What's the invention's purpose?Customer: Smoking device. There is a patent on a product and I was wondering if I could work around that by adding a function to the device and not get into any legal trouble.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: FiledJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have a percussion instrument patent question- utlility,

I have a percussion instrument patent question-JA: What's the invention's purpose?Customer: utlilityJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: Nothing filed yet, close toJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Before filing, need another persons thouths. I have two brothers that worked on this idea. One brother is now deceased. My living brother decided to move forward on the patent but add the deceased brothers name on it since he was a part of it. The question is, if my deceased brother has a daughter does he need to add this to the patent paperwork. Or is this something that can be done in a will / bequethe, sold to ?

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I am a lawyer myself. I have" created" or "invented" a

I am a lawyer myself. I have" created" or "invented" a significant change to a particular baseball rule which will change a certain aspect of baseball which is problematic. This rule change, I believe would be very appealing to owners and players and I would like to "market" it and present it, but want to protect it as IP, if the law permits this. I am not schooled in IP law and don't know if this is possible, but I know that if it is not subject to protection, it will be stolen and used without any benefit to me. Your thoughts on whether and how I can protect this. David ReidJA: Is this about an invention, a design, or an artistic work?Customer: see my message, ty DavidJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: nothing has been filed- I have not talked with a local copyright attorney- for now I have kept this secret - DavidJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: nothing that I can think of at the moment

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I have this campain on kickstarter i launched 2 days ago my

I have this campain on kickstarter i launched 2 days ago https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1019999024/tubgenie-the-tub-stopper-strainer-hair-catcher-com?ref=user_menu my product is a bath tub stopper and strainer . The inventors on tubshroom contacted me asking me to take down my campain becoz i copied their product. the tubshroom is a strainer /hair catcher and is not a stopper . what should i do here is thier website www.tubshroom.com

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I am debating filing a provisional patent but am trying to

I am debating filing a provisional patent but am trying to understand the value. A provisional patent, as I understand it, would give you proof that you created something before your competitors but I've been told the provisional patents are not publicly searchable or available. So, what is the use? If a patent isn't searchable, a competitor may not be able to steal your ideas or know where you are going with your products but, at the same time, they can't review your pending patent to ensure they won't be infringing on your technology.

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There is this trend now called bullet journaling. It started

There is this trend now called bullet journaling. It started off with this one guy but now millions of followers have taken this idea and created different interpretations of it. If I wanted to take some concepts from the community and print/design it and sell it, is that legal?

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I've received a notice on a patent application for an "I.

Hi - I've received a notice on a patent application for an "I. election of species to be examined and II. "identification of claims of encompassing species." I've got a couple of months to reply, can you give me the point of this request so that I may better address it? Thanks, Matt

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I used the "contact us" section of a website of a nonprofit

I used the "contact us" section of a website of a nonprofit organization. I believe they were using solicitated funds for alternate uses. I told them I didn't think it was right and that our local news station would be contacted to investigate. Now they are trying to get my information via my IP address as the message I sent was anonymous. The nonprofit president happens to be a lawyer. He is using words like my comment was a "threat", "slander". Can they subpoena my internet service provider for this?JA: Is this about an invention, a design, or an artistic work?Customer: noJA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: No. I have inside information that the director of this foundation is going through the proper channels to get my IP address and contact information. I know this foundation and it's members well. If they know it was me it will be horrible. I just wanted them to not do something illegal. Which my comment stopped them from misappropriating the funds.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, that is it.

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Someone used our animation without signing a license

someone used our animation without signing a license agreement with us. It was incorporated within a documentary and published in Netflix. What's the maximum damage I can get them to pay if taken to court? Our animation isn't registered there's no patent invovledJA: PayPal, Debitcard or credit card are all fine. What's the invention's purpose?Customer: I'm sorry, what do you mean with paypal debitcard or credit card?JA: Have you talked to a local attorney? Has anything been filed in court?Customer: NopeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that's it

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