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Humans have been wearing footwear for many millennia (a recent find was over 5500 years old), but even in the 21st century, patents are important for shoe designers. Not long ago, Elephant Shoes created new designs and wanted patent protection. To be worn, shoes must abide by human foot contours ...

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People who handle and move pallets, even empty pallets, know that regardless of material and weight, their size makes them awkward to handle, and even handling them one at a time gets tiresome. Fortunately, Engineered Process Solutions designed not one, but two lightweight pallet movers, and cont...

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Interested in a foreign patent? The below information may help.
Canada and Mexico are both close to the U.S., similar to the U.S., and the filing costs are often under $5000 per country.
Growing economies and middle classes favor China and Japan. China costs are near costs in Canada. Costs for J...

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Patent Claim Restriction
So, you filed a patent application, and the Patent Office sent a form that states “Claim(s) A - D are subject to restriction and/or election requirement”, along with a letter that contains the following paragraph almost verbatim, and longer text that looks like the pictur...

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US8421408 A Truly Wireless Electronic Device Charging System
Tired of looking for wall outlets to charge electronic handheld devices? Fortunately, US Patent 8421408, secured by Patent Attorney Gerald R. Prettyman, innovates wireless charging systems with a truly wireless system using radio wave ...

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A Fun Idea – Off-Road Rolling Film Vision System
For people who ride off-road on motorcycles and other open air vehicles, flying dirt and oil are part of the experience. While goggles protect the eyes, dirt and oil on the goggles block riders’ vision. Attempts to wipe away dirt and oil can create...

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U.S. Patent 8184372 – A Bright Idea
For those of us above the 37th parallel (latitude), sunlight technology does not typically generate enough power for our needs. Fortunately, California Sunlight developed technology that enhances the power output of solar collectors and contacted the Law Office...

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HOME STATE TRADEMARK FILINGS
All business owners have at least two common desires - protect the company name, and save money. While most people think of, and seek the federal ® trademark, the process is expensive, and applications are often rejected and then dropped. Fortunately, both goals are e...

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An Ingenious Bottle - U.S. Design Patent No. 736644
Among other changes in the 21st century, has been the acceptable use of non-tobacco smoking products. Unfortunately, many non-tobacco smoking product devices are expensive, heavy, and are difficult to clean as well. Fortunately, KLEAR Solutions ...

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Protecting All Your Ideas Under the Sun

Gerald R. Prettyman is a Registered Patent Attorney and Attorney at Law. Some of the ideas turned into patents by Mr. Prettyman include eight patents for solar power conversion, six patents for a Device To Assist Paraplegics With Getting Dressed, five patents for an off-road goggle cleaning system, four patents for bottles, two shoe patents, two patents for devices to assist people needing assistance, plus patents for an electronic device charging station, a wine barrel sculpture, a travel pillow, a sewer cleaning apparatus and more. Mr. Prettyman performs patent and trademark searches, freedom to operate reports, prepares confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, assists client in starting companies, corporations and limited liability companies, and more.


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