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You could do a patent search on wheel chocks. A good place to start would be the patents that cite this patent. As you can see, this patent cites 5 earlier patents as is cited by 7 later patents and one application. Look at those patents/applications and then look at the citations for those. Repeat as necessary.


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A few hundred dollars at first, around 5-8 thousand if you want a patent attorney. Later the maintenance fees go up, but you can always abandon the patent / application.


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Possibly. In the absence of an explicit agreement, it turns on whether you made the invention in the course of your duties as an employee. In this manner, Ireland appears to be in line with other Commonwealth jurisdictions. Thus if the invention relates to weaponry, and you were employed solely as a cleaner, this would likely be outside of your duties (so ...


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