Patents and Trademarks and Rights, oh my...!

Posted by: indigo

Patents and Trademarks and Rights, oh my...! - 01/24/20 06:15 AM

Has anyone been through the patent process...?
Patent applied for...? Patent Pending...? Patent received...?

Has anyone preserved intellectual property (IP) rights with a trademark...? A formal copyright...?

Any thoughts, ideas, recommendations...?

Links:
- https://www.uspto.gov/
- https://www.copyright.gov/
Posted by: knute974

Re: Patents and Trademarks and Rights, oh my...! - 01/24/20 01:48 PM

I don't have any knowledge about this. I have a friend who has a lot of patents. You might find some useful information on his blog http://www.askingwhynot.com/
The post for Monday, January 13, 2014
General thoughts on the question "I have an invention and I want a patent ... what do I do?" may get you started. Good luck
Posted by: Portia

Re: Patents and Trademarks and Rights, oh my...! - 01/25/20 05:01 PM

Yes - all through work. Some international. Not sure what your question is. With all the time and the challenges, I would recommend a lawyer.
Posted by: indigo

Re: Patents and Trademarks and Rights, oh my...! - 01/27/20 02:10 PM

Thanks knute974 and Portia.
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Posted by: Wren

Re: Patents and Trademarks and Rights, oh my...! - 01/30/20 04:10 AM

My nephew, an engineer, filed a bunch of patents when he was young. You can just file. But it is good to do a search for similar inventions. i looked at the process when I was involved in a dot.com and you can make slight modifications and then file a separate patent. It can be somewhat simple to go around an invention that way.
Posted by: Z7E

Re: Patents and Trademarks and Rights, oh my...! - 02/03/20 09:10 PM

I've been awarded a few dozen patents in the US, many more if I include the corresponding PCT patents. They were defensible and successfully commercialized. The most important recommendation I can make is to find a law practice that specializes in intellectual property and has extensive experience in the subject matter of your idea or invention. I'd be happy to answer any specific questions you might have.
Posted by: indigo

Re: Patents and Trademarks and Rights, oh my...! - 02/04/20 03:00 AM

Thanks Wren and Z7E.
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