Wish to share Dr. Patentstein's advice with your partners, colleagues, friends or clients?
to add the necessary code and the below Dr. Patentstein icon, which will make it much easier for others to enjoy the benefits of Dr. Patentstein’s advice as well. Sharing is what the net’s all about!
A. Patent rights that can be enforced are national rights, not international rights. This is just the way it is. One day, there may... view
A. Yes, in the US, if it was not renewed unintentionally, and provided you act within a set amount of time. view
A. No, clear and comprehensible drawings (that enable one of ordinary skill in the art to make and use the invention without undue ex... view
A. Yes, it can make sense if the German market is important to you. Yes, the laws are different and the rules of examination also di... view
posted Monday 22 of August 2011 by Christopher
A. This depends on whether the copyright in the old movie is still in force. If it is, permission is required. If not, then anyone is free to copy and distribute the stills, as they have entered the public domain. It is irrelevant that the work is being copied from one medium to another, or that only one frame is being copied. If the copy is recognizable as such and the copyright is still in force, doing so is an infringement.
Subscribe to Premium Access
professional IP (patent, trademark and design) legal advice on demand
replies within 24 hours
confidential and highly qualified legal team to reply to your questions
corporate or individual customers welcome
Dr Patentsteins' Tips
|When you think you might have an invention with sales potential, immediately discuss the idea with a registered patent practitioner|
|Ensure you sketch all significant elements of your invention on paper, writing as much detail and comments regarding its' operation|
|After creating any descriptions or sketching your invention, ensure a witness (or even two) sign the paper to support your claim|
Do you think software patents promote innovation?
|Automatic door with emergency rescue system|
Automatic doors have become commonplace in hospitals or retirement homes to facilitate entry into auxiliary rooms, such as bathrooms. Unfortunately, when a patient becomes incapacitated inside the bathroom, the door often becomes obstructed by the
|Recombinant nitrogen fixing microorganism and uses thereof|
A recombinant microorganism is provided herein, in particular, a recombinant microorganism of the Azotobacteraceae family. The recombinant Azotobacter microorganism is capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen continuously in the presence of oxygen and externally fixed
|Rescue locator signal|
A rescue locator signal is provided that includes a central member with a first arm extending therefrom in a first direction. A second arm extends from the central member in a second direction that is completely opposite to