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Novel, non-obvious ?
« on: Mar 15th, 2006, 3:43pm »
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I am hoping to get advice on whether an idea that I have is patentable.  
 
The idea involves using an existing method for adding printed graphics to an item used primarily for other purposes, and selling space on that item to advertisers. Essentially it would be using the existing printing method to create an advertising medium.  
 
Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Novel, non-obvious ?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 15th, 2006, 7:10pm »
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Hypothetically, yes.  Though technically whether you could market your product without infringing on any patents pertaining to the existing printing method is a separate issue.
 
Here is an example of a similar patent:
 
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&am p;u=/netahtml/search-adv.htm&r=1&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=ptxt&S1=6923115.WKU.&OS=PN/6923115&RS=PN/6923115
 
Bottomline is, if you were to develop your idea, you would probably want to either conduct your own  patent/patentability search persuant to your specific product, and/or contract someone to conduct a high quality patent search for you (and have the contractor sign an NDA)
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