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Patents are a form of intellectual property that protect new and useful machines, articles, substances, or processes through exclusive rights granted by the federal government to their inventors. To receive an invention patent, the inventor must apply to the federal government and, if the invention patent is granted, the government will publish a full description for the invention and its use in the patent disclosure. The term of the patentee's exclusive right lasts for 20 years from the date when the application was filed. Please read on to find a patent attorney, patent lawyer, or to learn more about patent information.

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Can I patent a scientific process with having preformed it personally?
For the record no one else has either. It is completely theoretical, but I'm pretty sure it's possible. It requires 1000's of dollars worth of biotech machinery but, of course, I can't afford them. Don't let the word theoretical mislead you, it is pretty simple biochemistry. Will the fact that it requires other machinery or patent chemicals to preform effect whether it can be patent? It's kind of like Recombinant DNA technology that was patented by Stanley N. Cohen and Herbert W. Boyer. So, I know it can be done but I can't find out how.
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For many years, I have been manufacturing a product for the physically disabled. Today I was notified by another company that the idea is it is patented and I should stop selling it. Am I legally required to stop selling
Check an existing patent
hello, my company is selling a pineapple corer under our own brand - on Amazon. We have received a C&D letter from vacu vin who claims to hold the patent on this product. There are 100s of other brands selling exactly the same thing. We need some help with looking into whether or not they have a valid claim. Here is our product http://www.amazon.com/Pineapple-Corer-Containing-Strawberry-Replacement/dp/B00IDTJ9PW Here is the patent they referenced http://www.google.com.ar/patents/US20130291387
Clarification of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d)
I'm trying to purchase a domain name, to host my company's website. The domain name is "KDProductions.com". I checked if it was in use, and it was, but it was being held by a company that buys domain names only to sell them (with no intent of using the domain as a functional site). Is that even legal to begin with? Neverthless, I contacted the company and their offer was well out of my price range (they were asking $10,000). For the record I did make a counter offer of $300 that would more than cover the price they paid for that domain and the labor that went into contacted me. And at this time, I am in the process of (but not finished) getting my LLC name registered. My question is, if I have a registered LLC for "KDProductions", do I have grounds to sue the company for the domain name that they bought with no intention of using? (I'm putting this in the "Patent" category as I assume that would also cover trademark issues, and I didn't see a "cyber law" section). THANKS!
To market a new product, as an inventor do I need a patent or can I just sell my product under a lic
I have a company that I am working with using a disclosure agreement and they told me that I don't need a patent right away that I can use a licensing agreement if I am going to sell the product. Is it advisable to get a patent first and why does it take 4 to 5 years to get a patent, and do I have to wait that long to do anything with my product.
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 -  New York Attorney - Sepe & O'mahony, PLLC
 -  Mississippi Law - Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & Mccormick, P.A.
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 -  Salem Attorneys - Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC
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