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Questions tagged [licensing]

For questions broadly relating to the licensing and legal sharing of patents. Note that questions about specific license agreements are off-topic.

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Can I patent and create an existing service with a different name, in a different state?

If I wanna patent my idea.. but there currently already have an app of it in a different state for which it's present, could I use and patent my idea that's similar to the existing one without getting ...
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Patent exhaustion: services utilizing a patented device

Assume a patent is awarded with apparatus and method claims applying to some device with an intended process. For example, consider a potato peeler intended to be swiped across potatoes, in which ...
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Planning ahead for exploring licensing possibilities for a computer-related patent [closed]

(lead-in/background to the questions): I spent nearly a year developing the idea and determining what distinguishes the concept from prior art. I filed a provisional application in April. I have ...
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What does an implementation cost? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US7441367 What royalties would be due for an implementation of this patent (Or is the intent to prevent said invention from being implemented)?
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Will paying for US patent from foreigner be considered importing?

I am foreigner of USA, and have an US application in defense article. If a US company pay for that patent, is it considered importing technology? Since the tech is available in the US territory ...
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Patenting medicinal plants in Australia [closed]

Interest in associated costs and what potentially pharmaceutical companies may pay for such patents? Also do patents generate money without selling them?
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Acquiring freedom to operate

I am developing a hardware product that I would like to sell. It is fairly novel, in that there is nothing with similar capabilities on the market today. However, I have identified at least 1-2 ...
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Could I allow the public to build proof of concept while protecting my patent rights?

I have filed a provisional patent for my holographic system. This is a field crowded with, sometimes literally, smoke and mirrors, systems that fail to work, or deliver the promised effect. This has ...
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Are other parties free to innovate on my invention?

If another party patents an invention which builds on my own, do they have to get a license from me before they can start manufacturing their product? For example, if I invented the 'chair', and ...
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Additional Design Patent as backup for a Provisional Patent (strategy)

I am considering filing both a provisional patent application and a design patent application. The design patent application would be a backup if the reviewer would abandon the provisional, so that at ...
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is this patent protected outside of the US?

In reference to the patent: US8739921 is this patent only protected in the US?
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Combining patented products

I have found 4 patented products combined together created a cream that has amazing results on burns and non-specific skin conditions. Am I able to patent my product?
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Is there a maximum that someone could charge for licencing a patented technology?

Also, can a patent holder decide to not let someone use their patented technology altogether?
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Where can I find information on change in ownership of patent or licensing deals

I am searching for a database detailing post-grant legal events such as licensing of rights or transfer of ownership. I am willing to subscribe to a payment-based database.
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Violation of trademark/Patent?

In my National and PCT International, patent specification I have included an apparatus called Annular finned-tube heat exchanger, which is new in design. This heat exchanger is ring/annular like in ...
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Assigning Patents To Different People For Same Device For Over 100 Years, US 8567565 B2

Chain lubricating apparatus and method US 8567565 B2 This appears to be the same idea repackaged by different individuals for over 100 years. Is this a common practice? Also can BKC renew the ...
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Is patent US 4,734,658 A avalible free of change in commercial products? [closed]

In reference to the patent: US 4,734,658 A We are from India, we wish to use this patent in one of our products. Can we use this patent free of charge or we have to pay some amount?
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If you improve on a design do you still need to ask permission/pay royalties?

Say there is a patent out there for something, say a fork and I improve on the design in some fundamental way even though the core of the object is still fork like, do I still have to get permission/...
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How can an academic lab explore RPA?

In reference to the patent: US 9,057,097 B2 Much of this technique was described previously in Piepenburg et al. (PLoS ONE, 2006). Can academic labs explore this approach using the method described ...
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Patent enforcement

Can a US company which does not hold a patent for a product or method sell a US patented product or use a US patented method overseas without a licensing agreement? Is a US patent enforceable against ...
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there a patent on my idea but it is expired how do I get the rights?

I came up with an idea and after getting it submitted to a patent agent. I found that something similar had been submitted in 1998. I was told by my agent that there is nothing I can do as far as ...
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What patents do I need to buy or lease to make and sell an electric guitar to the public?

I want to make and sell my own electric guitars. However, I have not invented the instrument, nor was I the inventor of any of the major advances in the field. However, I have some changes (mostly ...
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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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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 specifically ...
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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 ...