Re: Re: Re: How do I copywrite reports and other material?
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on April 06, 2002 at 03:29:16:
In Reply to: Re: Re: How do I copywrite reports and other material? posted by LARRY FALZITTO on April 06, 2002 at 01:46:23:
: :: Dear Craig: Discovered your little web page here my accident. Was looking for info on getting a copywrite on my invention. Can you help me save $1,000 bucks? That's what Mr. Olesky says it will cost me. Sure hope it's not too late... for I've sent him some photos and a few technical drawings already...but NO legal papers have been signed, witnessed or otherwise.
: Sincere thanks,
: Larry Falzitto
: : : I have developed some mailing documents and reports and I would like to get them Copywrited. How do I go about getting these things Copywrited?
: : Dear Craig,
: : The copyright law protects what you create, registration enables enforcement. It reallu depends on what you have and what you do or intend to do.
: : Dear ,
: : The Reality CheckK is the way to examine an invention to see what can
: : properly done with it. It is easy to get a patent. It is not easy to make
: : money, even with a patent. It is easy to spend a lot of money and get a
: : patent, only to discover that it is of NO value.
: : I am a lawyer, and also specially registered to practice before the Patent
: : and Trademark Office. The first thing you do is to keep your invention
: : secret. A disclosure to a patent lawyer such as myself is in confidence.
: : There is great danger in using or disclosing an invention before the first
: : patent application has been filed unless it is in confidence.
: : Confidentiality is a study in itself.
: : The cost of the Reality Check (sm) is $250. If you send a written disclosure
: : of what you have in mind, we can go over it over the phone or in the office
: : to get a clearer picture IF there is anything that can be done. Getting a
: : patent in itself may be an expensive mirage.
: : Send a written description of what you have in mind, with any necessary
: : drawings and a $250 retainer. The drawings don't have to be fancy, only
: : understandable. We then go over the disclosure on the phone or in the
: : office.
: : Even if I know that I can get a patent for you I may not even recommend a
: : patent search if it looks impossible to realize your needs. I answer all
: : questions and dont mind being challenged. If we do a patent search you get a
: : credit for the $250 against the search.
: : There is a scam industry that takes in over $100M a year getting inventors
: : to file patent applications. Only 1 in 10,000 make more money than they pay.
: : Even legitimate Patent Lawyers can say yes to you without lying and get a
: : patent for you that is of no value.
: : M. Arthur Auslander
: : Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
: : 505 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
: : 212-594-6900, fax 212-244-0028, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dear Mr. Falzitto,
You are probably safe as far as the invention is concerned. You have to know what you are doing. I doubt if you can get any protection for $1000.00 either with the scammers or a legitimate Registered Patent Lawyer.
There is no guarantee that a patent is going to do any good either. A Realty Check® is a safe route.
M. Arthur Auslander
Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
505 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
212-594-6900, fax 212-244-0028, email@example.com
E arly L egal A dvice I s N ot E xpensive(sm)
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