Robert M. Downey
After a company contacts me about buying my patented idea, what should I do?
Can I conduct a patent search myself or should I hire someone to do that for me?
Can I obtain a global patent that protects my invention throughout the world?
Can I patent a business method?
Could just part of my computer software idea be patentable?
How can I obtain assistance in developing and marketing my invention?
How can my employer become a co-owner or owner of my intellectual property or patented invention?
How do I know my attorney will not steal my idea?
How much difference does there need to be between an already patented product and what I want to sell?
I found a clone or troll website that is trying to steal our business. What should I do now?
I have an idea for an invention. Where do I start?
I have an old idea that I still cannot believe has not been made. I even wrote about it many years ago. What should I do?
I think someone infringed upon or used my patent. What should I do now?
If I have a patent. Does that mean it is illegal for others to use my idea?
If I want patent protection, should I file a provisional patent application and a non-provisional application?
If two or more persons work together to make an invention, to whom will the patent be granted?
Is a patent necessary for commercial success?
Is a patent registration guaranteed and can I get a refund of money paid if it is denied?
Is it necessary to go to the USPTO to transact business concerning patent matters?
Is there any danger that the USPTO will give others information contained in my application while it is pending?
My invention is not found in a patent search. Now what do I do?
My now-deceased spouse owned several patents and trademarks. Are they now mine?
Should a patent application be filed jointly when one person has the idea and the money and the other builds the invention?
What are licensing agreements?
What do the terms patent pending and patent applied for mean?
What is the difference between a provisional patent application and a non-provisional application?
What is the difference between confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure agreements?
What kind of damages might I receive if someone infringes upon or uses my patent?