NOTE: WILLING TO OFFER 25% OF ANY PROCEEDS FROM THIS PROJECT
Thank you for your interest. I invented a high powered self service shredding machine in 2004: [url removed, login to view]
Put it into operation in two locations and people loved it! However, because of heavy consumer use, machine would frequently jam when cage at rear would fill up. This happened often because of the popularity of the machine and the unique service it offered. Rather than keep the machine on the market and frustrate the consumer and thus give ushred a bad name, I decided to put the machine on hiatus until I could develop an effective means of disposing the shredded paper. The machines have been out of operation for about a year. I have two other businesses so I haven't actively pursued modifying the concept and finding a solution. IN THE INTERIM, another company "realtimeshredding.com" started a similar business and began distributing their product. Their product is similar however, inferior in my estimation mainly because of the difference in power and capacity. I wasn't really concerned about their product at first because I believe competition is good for the economy. Then I learned that they obtained a patent around May of 2007. This disturbed me because I feel that they stole my idea. I feel they knew about it because I actually called and talked to them about our similar concepts. Their patent application was filed in July 2005. Ushred was in operation well before this date. I have abundant evidence on the web and in my files to verify this-this includes a trademark approved before their patent. I would like to hire a legal expert to do the following:
1) research the information described above and give recommendations
2) help invalidate their patent if possible and feasible-recommendations in this area also
3) possibly negotiate with real time shredding and allow them to keep the patent for a fee. as part of this arrangement, ushred would be allowed to continue operations as the only other self service shredder
4) research/review entire scenario and give recommendations
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AGAIN, I AM WILLING TO OFFER 25% OF ANY PROCEEDS RECEIVED FROM THIS PROJECT.
6 freelancers are bidding on average $783 for this job
We can help you out in finding out patent Prior arts to his granted [url removed, login to view] might come handy in Invalidating the competitors patent in court.
I would like to offer my services. I will provide additional information relating to current bid via PMB. Your thoughtfulness and follow-up is greatly appreciated. Thanks!