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QRmillsFW : I've recently developed a new suturing technique that offers several benefits over the standard running simple suture. I'd love to release it to be used in medicine, but I'd still like to get some credit with a patent or something of the sort. Are there any legal options I have? Also, I'm only 14 but my father is a doctor and I showed it to him and he agrees with the benefits.
I live in Texas btw.
And to those recommending a patent: can you please explain how a technique is eligible for a patent when it's not a new invention?

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jshufs8s2d : You should ask him to apply for a patent. They won't give you a patent, you're too young.
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reinodisGF : First thing, make sure there isn't a patent on it already,

use http://worldwide.espacenet.com/advancedSearch?locale=en_EP or similar.

here is a list of international patent search engines:

http://www.patentlawlinks.com/patsearc.htm

If not, i would then recommend completing a patent application.
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mmmbbbffff : Contact the US patent office.
The process for obtaining a patent is here.
http://www.uspto.gov/patents/process/index.jsp

By the way, amazing job for developing such a technique at only 14 years old!
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toribhibblerg : OF Course you can!!

Be sure you use the NDA in the web I will give you below this example..
http://www.google.com/patents?id=Gn3iAQAAEBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=suturing+technique&source=bl&ots=PdIADNAMGr&sig=nSRN6N9LQSsNsh1gUadSDTHZ6vA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=n3gDUMDUHeiY2wXwv8mxCw&ved=0CEIQ6AEwBA

What you do is show an IMPROVEMENT over the prior art! You asked to explain how a technique is eligible for a patent when it's not a new invention... The answer is YOU are making it a new invention.. Right?? The method is non-obvious and not in the public domain...

Go to THIS website to see how you can start for just $125 through the USPTO with a Provisional Application for Patent...

http://provisionalpatentvideo.com/patent-instructions/Provisional_Patent/Patent.html

PM me with questions..
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creecurry : Because medical procedures cannot generally be enforced under US patent law, many inventors choose to claim their fame by publishing articles about their discoveries and inventions, so that there is a record of who was responsible for it initially, and so others can discuss its merit. Once an invention is publicly disclosed, nobody else can patent it, or if they do, their patent would be void.

If the procedure is "new and non-obvious", based on everything currently being done or previously disclosed in a publication, then it may be patentable, for what it's worth.

If you're not seeking a competitive advantage, the cost of obtaining an actual patent would be ridiculous, even in one country, let alone 50 countries.

35 U.S.C. 287 Limitation on damages and other remedies; marking and notice.
"(c)(1)With respect to a medical practitioner’s performance of a medical activity that constitutes an infringement under section 271(a) or (b) of this title, the [legal and injunctive remedy] provisions of sections 281, 283, 284, and 285 of this title shall not apply against the medical practitioner..."

You should, in any case, have a confidential discussion with a local patent attorney who may assist you in making any decisions necessary to protect your invention.
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incerpibe : I was at a concert a few weeks ago in saratoga where I tried to use a fake id. The id was then given to and undercover cop and I was taken out back. The officer told me he was giving me a ticket for a traffic violation and it would simply be a 100-300 dollar fine with no points on my license if I just sent in the ticket pleading guilty. I sent the ticket in and today received a letter informing me that due to the guilty plea my license would be suspended for 90 days or I could show the letter to an attorney and attend court. Being that I attend college a half an hour away from my home and also have a job I cannot lose my license. I called an attorney and he told me to go to my court date and ask the DA for an acd. (a dismissal of court) because I have never been in trouble with the law before, only one speeding ticket in my life, and in 6 months if I don't have any more problems the case would be gone. So its kind of like a get out of jail free ticket. My question is though, since I've never been to court for anything before and don't know how any of it works at all should I get an attorney that can go with me that knows what their doing? I just don't want to end up getting my self into more trouble by not saying the right things or saying too much.
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VElorna : I'm leaving Canada this Sunday and I will be staying in the Hotel in the Airport the night before my flight. There are a few Tim Hortons stores at my terminal and it wanted to take a box of twelve back home with me, am I allowed to do this and if so what would be the best way to store them? Thanks!
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cskc8057 : Obviously you can travel with baked goods on a plane to the UK from Canada. I think that will be depends on your mentality/thinking. You should always keep with satisfaction on your all-things jobs.
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goardobagdoseujj : You can generally bring baked goods on a flight but you didn't specify what type of baked goods. I've brought Walker's Shortbread overseas back from the UK. You might want to find a supermarket and get a disposable plastic food storage container large enough to put the baked goods in so they don't get crushed in transit. You wouldn't need the packaging and then would be able to put them in either your carry-on or checked luggage, whichever it will fit into. I've used large food containers to bring brownies on trips, then used it to bring potato chips back (they were really good chips made in Louisiana).
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