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I have a product I've invented, been selling locally &
I have a product I've invented, been selling locally & online since 2012. It's Its a tool for knitters. I've sold $10,000 of dollars worth, many customers including repeats. We never got a patent, applied for a preliminary, but didn't have the funds to continue. I was just informed by one of my customers that a major company has copied my item and is offering them for sell in their new catalog. What can I do? This is MY item.
I have an idea invention and I don't know what steps
I have an idea for an invention and I don't know what steps to take without getting ripped off. I have already contacted Patent USA and given them the whole idea, but it was in confidentiality and they will not disclose the information, from what I read. Idea Design Studio contacted me and without giving them the whole idea, they said they would contact me on Monday and if they went with the idea I would get 10% of the royalties. That to me sounds like a very very little amount. I would like to know what to do so I don't get taken for a ride.
Patent Fast Track Question - As you are probably aware the
Patent Fast Track Question - As you are probably aware the USPTO office offers kind of normal timeframe on patent examination ie. 3 years or so I've heard and then a person can pay for the "Fast Track" version. For someone like myself, who is a micro-entity that fee is somewhat modest at $1000 even with a goal by the office to have completion done in approximately a year barring extensive "office actions". What are your thoughts re. someone like myself paying for Fast Track or not? Thx!
I am ring a videographer for-profit (online fitness
I am hiring a videographer for a for-profit (online fitness instruction / education) video production. By email, we agreed that I would receive all files and that I—verbatim—own the material 100%.Is there a need for me to look into setting up a work-for-hire agreement if I have the above in writing (just by email, however), and/or how complicated would it be to set up such an agreement?
I submitted an invention to three investors on medical
I submitted an invention to three investors on medical software to three investors and my computer was hacked! My invention is the software for beth israel medical center, top pharmacy software, and home attendant company software.Email and call me back asap:XXXXXXXXXX***@******.*** XXX XXX XXXX
I'm working on my Master's at the University of New England
Hi. I'm working on my Master's at the University of New England in social work. I have a project that consists of interviewing an attorney. The interviewee's name or personal information will not be obtained. The purpose is to understand how lawyers and social workers can work in collaboration together, ethical issues, and as result applying this information to create action for social change within the subject matter. There are 10 questions and some demographic questions. No personal identifying information will be obtained. Please help me gain some insight into the profession. Thank you in advance.Sincerely,UNE Student
I'm in the process of working on some patent applications
Hello,I'm in the process of working on some patent applications and, being a small business owner, don't have an enormous budget. So, I'm looking at doing whatever I can by myself. I have heard though that hiring a patent searcher rather than tasking a patent attorney to spend time searching through patent databases would make more sense. And, I'm sure patent (IP) attorneys farm out this type of service anyway.So, my question. How could my company hire a patent searcher and where can I find a really great one? Do you do that?
Re: Bankruptcy Chapter 7 If a patent application subsequentlyView more legal questions
Re: Bankruptcy Chapter 7If a patent application subsequently becomes a patent after filing through a lot of my personal effort does it become an asset of the estate?On the date of filing I have a patent application with value X. If I do nothing the application will go abandoned and be worth zilch and the IP rights lost. However, if I do a lot of work and it becomes a patent does it then become an asset of the estate that can be liquidated to pay creditors?