Posted by Michael Shimokaji | May 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: When a person has an idea and has it notarized, and certified mailed to himself, what protective rights does that person have? I have some life changing inventions, but I cant afford the cost to get a patent.

ANSWER: It does help establish a date of invention and the inventor, but give you no patent rights.

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Michael Shimokaji

Mr. Shimokaji specializes in the health care industry, including medical devices, medtech, and life sciences. Over the last 30 years, he has also supported clients in industries as diverse as aerospace, apparel, chemicals, computer software, and telecommunications. His expertise includes infringement litigation, patent and trademark portfolio development, and intellectual property transactions.


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