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In May 1896 what patent did Edison apply for regarding the electrical lamp?


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In May 1896, Edison patented a fluorescent lamp that used X-rays.

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Apply for a Europian patent.

Patents apply to any machine created under that patent until the patent expires. It does not matter how many times the machine is used or how many times it changes hands, the patent is still a patent.

There is only one way to get a patent: apply to the Patent Office in your country.

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You can apply for a patent by going to the United States Patent and Trademark Office website. Click on the "Patents" tab, then follow the instructions to submit your application as a PDF file.

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The modern version of the light bulb was invented by Heinrich Goebel in 1854. He didn't apply for a patent, but he developed the modern version of the light bulb 25 years before Edison.

You can find a European patent attorney by using the EPO website. The EPO, or European Patent Office, contains a wealth of information on how to find a representative as well as how to apply for a patent.

Apply for a patent on the idea. You can check with a patent attorney, or Google "Patents", which should steer you in the right direction.

anybody with an original and untaken idea with an invention to prove it

One can apply for a Patent when his idea is new and he wants to pursue that idea to make a business but afraid of copycats. In such case he can apply for Patent and then he can be sure that if somebody copies his idea, he can go and sue them with his Patent. There are mainly two types of patents: 1)Utility Patent: If your idea is technical in nature for example a software, machine part, business method, etc. 2)Design Patent: If your idea is simple design and involves only the aesthetic of a product for example design of a bottle, design of mobile phone etc.

No, an illegal alien cannot apply for a patent. If you are not legally in the US then why should you have the rights given by the Constitution? -I got a patent as an Illegal alien. I also served subpoenas. There is no law against this. I am now a US citizen. God bless USA !

It simply needs to be novel and non-obvious. Once you have determined that your product is entirely new and different, you may apply for a patent through your country's patent office.

In the US you may not apply for a patent for a product that you did not invent; only the inventor may apply for a patent. Further, if someone else is already making the product, it probably won't pass muster under 35 USC 102, which reads in relevant part: A person shall be entitled to a patent unless the invention was known or used by others in this country before the invention thereof by the applicant for patent. In short, no.

Apply at a patent office (not a Patton office).

It is unclear whether one would need to apply for a patent or a trademark for a bag design. However, there is a website called Ask The Inventors which is easily found and gives lots of useful information on these topics.

Thomas Edison invented the 1st successful lightbulb is the common misconception. The truth is that he did not.He is credited for having the first incandescent light, but that is certainly not the first light bulb.Inventor Heinrich Göbel, later Henry Goebel (April 20, 1818 - December 4, 1893), was a precision mechanic born in Springe, Germany. In 1848, he emigrated to New York City and lived there until his death in December 4, 1893.In 1893, the American public and in Europe took notice of him by reporting that he had developed incandescent light bulbs comparable to those invented by Thomas Alva Edison 25 years earlier (1879). Goebel did not apply for a patent.In 1893 the Edison Electric Light Co. brought suit for infringing Edison´s patent against three manufacturers of incandescent lamps. The defense of these companies claimed the Edison patent was void because of the same invention of Henry Goebel 25 years earlier, known as the Goebel-Defense.

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