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Question on rights to patent [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20040108409 I would like to purchase rights to this patent if the inventor is interested. Can you please point me in the right direction? Thank you.
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Printing the patent image from US patent [duplicate]

IN reference to :- US2249572 Wearable bone-conduction hearing aid Do I need permission to print an image from patent? Is it public domain? USE:- Printing would be on vinyl wallcovering and ...
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Patenting something that uses components already patented

I would like to patent a new device that solves a new problem, which uses some components which are already patented. Can I file that patent? In the case I licence it, do I need to arrive to an ...
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Can I buy and use a patented technology without incurring in troubles?

We are a new start-up team based in Europe and have few or none knowledge on usage of patents and patented technology. We designed a chemical process that includes buying and using a patented ...
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Will “Commissioned work” apply for my “not related to work” idea?

I made some ideas when I was working as a contract employee. At that time I have sent those ideas to R&D persons. They didn't make reply after that. Now my contract was over and I came out of the ...
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Contact Info for Ataullah Arjomand Patent us20110225777 [duplicate]

How can I reach Ataullah Arjomand ref: Patent us20110225777 GPS to GO, now you know! Russ Salo, President BBB Board of Directors Ottawa 2014 russ@gpstogo.ca www.gpstogo.ca Office ...
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Is there an existing framework to allow a patent to be used non commercially?

I would like tinkers and hackers to be able to replicate our products at home, but want to prevent competitors from using our IP. This would be similar to Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Are there any ...
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Licensing Strategies and Negotiaitons

Q: What is your seasoned opinion on how to best proceed to negotiate a profitable and fair licensing deal under the following circumstances. I most appreciate opinions from those who have actually ...
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licensing and/or Implementations? [closed]

How can I find out if this patent (WO 2011160165 A1) has been implemented in any hardware devices and whether it's available for licensing? Thank you.
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When will this patent be availabe for clinical application by healthcare professionals? [closed]

I am a healthcare professional (RMT) in Ontario with many patients who come to me concerned with their cellulite. I also educate the public about cellulite and provide treatments geared ...
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Lacrosse Training Patent

wo2013026156a1 This seems like an interesting concept but there are no drawings. Will the patent be awarded? Have prototypes been submitted? Are they looking for a manufacturer?
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Looking for information about inventor of us20050211962 [duplicate]

How can I reach the inventor of this patent application? Patent Application: us20050211962 Looking for a phone number or email address to ask implementation details about the invention described in ...
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Who has the rights to patent US 7775666

I've taken an interest US 7,775,666, but I am new to the intricacies of the patent system. How do I figure out: Who owns the '666 patent; Who else may have license rights to this patent; and How ...
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When can I start using an expiring patent?

I came up with an idea for a new product and began researching the process for getting a patent etc. Along the way I found that a patent existed for this idea. After speaking to the patent owner they ...
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Patent Royalties / Ownership

I just discovered that my grandfather had established a US, CA, and GB patent for a pontoon floating bridge around 1930. My grandfather died at an early age around 1941 and the patent was left to the ...
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What type of patent do I need?

I have several ideas I want to develop prototypes on, get patent then pitch (license) idea to a manufacturer who has the manufacturing capabilities and distribution to bring product to market. My ...
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Current status US 4132029

Looking for the current status of this patent. Is it still valid? Who holds the rights to it, or who owns it?
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Hot Swap Tray patents

A lot of rackmount server case are equipped with hot-swappable tray. Rackmount case brand might have different design of hot-swappable tray but the mechanical engineering can be actually or almost ...
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A license that prevents raising a software patent

Would it be possible, from a legal point of view, to create a software license that would prevent someone from patenting any part of software (source code) released under that license? I know there ...
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What is the difference between a license and a patent?

From what I know, I can legally protect my software source code from being used elsewhere (even in a modified form), with an appropriate software license. This requires no long legal process; I just ...
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Did Kaner patent the LightScribe procedure to synthesize graphene?

They describe the procedure in Science. Did they patent the method? I can't find anything on Kaners Google Scholar page, but maybe somebody knows more. Essentially, can we start a business and sell ...
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How to request use of a patented technology?

What is the best method to request use of a patented technology for use in a specific project? Is it possible to develop a simple agreement for a specific project or is it necessay to enter into a ...
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Can I release my product without patenting it and if so do I need special terms in my license to users?

The http://creativecommons.org/ offers licenses. Can I use this one for my products? My product is a subscription app that stores a data in the cloud. I can't decide whether to release it publicly. ...
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If the the SHIELD Act passes how will it impact the licensing and patent litigation worlds?

The SHIELD Act was reintroduced into Congress recently (this question previously addressed SHIELD), and I'm wondering if every single would be "licensee/defendant" instead of engaging in licensing ...
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Obtaining a licence for a patented product

I would like to obtain and become the sole distributor of a product/service that is patented in the US. What is the best way to go about this?
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is there an infringement between this patent and lufthansa us8216392 patent?

lufthansa us8216392 and Gas T. E. us7445677 is very close to eachother and I assume there is an infringment. If you search lufthansa cyclean pictures and patent drawing of us7445677 you will see ...
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Who decides a patent is FRAND/RAND?

Trials involving Google, Motorola, Microsoft and Apple about patents and especially FRAND patents are hitting the news everyday. But who decides a patent has to be offered under FRAND terms? ...
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Patents on construction kits in germany

Can patents restrict the noncommercial distribution of schematics and contstruction kits in germany? Example: A company is patent holder for a blinking LED. A student puts schematics and partlists ...
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Exploiting a patent after changing organization

Three years ago I was working in a public research organisation, and we obtained a patent, I am one of the authors, the research institution payed everything. Later I moved to a different country and ...
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Use of a patented technology

What is the best method to request use of a patented technology for use in a specific project? Is it possible to develop a simple agreement for a specific project or is it necessay to enter into a ...
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Can a new idea for a software project be an intellectual property?

I have to do my final year project and I am going to do some kind of stuff that no one has yet attempted to do, though the completion of the project involves some things that have already been done ...
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Would it be legal to use Square's credit card reader for a startup?

Square's credit card reader technology is patented. Here's a claim from patent US7810729 for illustration: 1. A card reader device for reading a card having data stored on a magnetic stripe ...
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Patent agreements, over-charging & consumer protection (Microsoft “Android tax”)

TL;DR: if a majority of companies in an industry have entered into a patent licensing agreement with a patent troll on exhorbitant terms, and I as a consumer of their products am directly affected ...
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Can a granted patent be deeded to the public?

Please note, I'm not speaking in the context of a land patent, I just could not think of a better word than deed. Let's say that: I have a concrete implementation of something that can be patented ...
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What can I do about an infringer if I'm a small independent inventor?

I'm a small-scale independent inventor with few resources and have a patent that I believe is being infringed by a large company. I fear that if I approach the company on my own, I will have little ...