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Can I take an existing patented technology/product and create a new application and patent it?

A:  You can try. This gets complicated, and I will try to make it simple, but it really depends on the first patent and what the limitations are. Under the doctrine of equivalents, the first patent holder may argue that ‘wrist'' is close enough to ‘entire body'' that your patent should be invalidated. However, if they limited themselves to ‘wrist'' in the prosecution of the patent then the DOE does not apply. To the poster below – yes, you can re-patent something if it is for a NEW USE, and non-obvious… It happens all the time, chemical processes are patented to run at a certain pH, the almost identical process is patented to run at a different pH. Someone discovers that a chemical used for A can now be used for B,...

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Do you think we should change the law that you can't be hormonal when you are making the decision to put your?

A:  Think of how hard that would be. To have to wait 6 weeks, get attached to your baby and then give it to someone else. Think of it from someone elses perspective. There are thousands of women out there that cannot have babies for various reasons. Women that can financially and mentally care for a child. Then there are millions of women out there that get pregnant when they know that they can''t financially take care of the baby or that don''t want to have children and abortion is not an option to them. Sometimes being with the birth mother is not the best option. Be more open minded. I agreed that women are very hormonal right after having a baby and while they''re pregnant. But they do have over 6 weeks to change their minds after they sign the papers. No. I don''t think that should be a...

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How do we train and keep GOOD foster parents, while not allowing the bad ones to use it as a "business"?

A:  The system to check on that is already in place, at least where we are. It just has to be used. When we started as foster parents we were given the guide book and a whole bunch of forms to keep records on. You should have gotten them too. One of the forms we had to keep up to date was the inventory for the child. It is supposed to contain a record of everything you have bought for the child that was not ''disposable''. Things like clothing appropriate for the seasons, furniture (crib, bed, high chair, change table...) and any other recreation items or personal items for the child. Things like food and diapers which are essentially ''disposable'' were not accounted for. I don''t know about you but this is a form I have always maintained and at any given point in...

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I think i found a loop hole in the law to allow a Death Row Inmate have a Second Chance no matter what?

A:  nope their isn''t a law against it BUT the catch is they would have to pay for it and its not cheap at about $250 grand a year or even more That''s not a loophole. The person can donate their body AFTER THEIR DEATH. If, by some miracle, the inmate was allowed to do what you said, once they became conscious again, they would be put to death (permanently) under the terms of the original sentencing. Think of it this way... If the inmate has a heart attack and is legally dead for any period of time but resuscitated, are they exempt from their sentencing? No, they will still have to serve their sentence. Sure, if they come up with the money they have as much right to be ripped off as anyone else. Think about it. It isn''t just about waiting to find the cure to the issue...

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How To Deal With a Dishonest Gardener?

A:  I''m afraid him being a liar or not isn''t going to matter if you signed a contract. If you signed the contract agreeing to pay him for that length of time and that much money then you are liable. Obviously if he does this all the time he probably knows how to do it and win. I am not an attorney and this is just my opinion. Someone else may come in and disagree but I think you are still going to owe it. Hi! Thanks for answering my post, but the problem is there is no length of time listed on the contract. He misrepresented the contract as being for a year, not a 9 1/2 month season. There is just a start date. The other problem is there was a drought and the grass died, and I couldn''t continue service on a dead lawn. I also couldn''t be there to water after...

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No Closing Date - Breach of Contract Litigation Next?

A:  What does your RE attorney say? If the contract has a limited closing date (within 60 days or what have you), attorney can argue since the time past, contract is null and void. You probably wouldnt be able to keep escrow though. My real estate attorney doesn''t say a whole lot, he says that I can take her to court and claim all expenses I have incurred since the closing date we scheduled on the time of essense letter...so far adding up to thousands of dollars..we just did the final part to prove to her there are no safety hazards by doing a gas leak reading by a hvac professional so basically her case will not hold in court. (the woman just echoes what an incompetent inspector keeps making up; the man lies about problems that are non existent in my apt) In the meantime Iam incurring in...

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Discrimination??

A:  Salaried employees must be paid for partial days off. The Department of Labor does not care if they are paid regular wage or with vacation time or PTO, but they must be paid. Hourly employees are only paid for the hours they work and not paid if they are gone to a doctor"s appointment or a half day off. Thus the employer may require vacation be used for Salaried and not hourly. All salaried must be treated the same. If all salaried are required to use vacation for 1/2 day off and doctor appointments than it is being handled correctly. Shirley...

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Bf wants to go in the army?

A:  Well i was going to the army and i wanted to do tec. it can still be dangerous because of all the chemicals. I stayed for my girlfriend because she told me how she felt. I was only applying for the reserve but at that point I had the choice. If your boyfriend signed up and everything its to late because they will make him go. Just tell him how you really feel. Yes, it can still be dangerous. He is still going to have to go through the same boot camp that all new recruits in the army have to go into as well. It depends on where he is stationed to fix/build things. If he''s sent to the Middle East to fix/build, then there is more danger for him there than if he were to be stationed at a US base where he fixed, say, vehicles or something. The army can provide a good sense of discipline in a...

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Health Insurance Deduction?

A:  You don't have to go through the fiction of hiring her as an employee to deduct health insurance premiums. See the following IRS web page (which is from IRS Publication 535) regarding the self-employed health insurance deduction: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p535/ch06.html#d0e3845 By the way, if you are both owners of the business and actively participate in it, you have a partnership unless, since you live in a community property state, you elect for it to be treated as the sole proprietorship of one of you. You may wish to see a tax professional about how best to treat the business in your circumstances. While you can deduct health insurance premiums you pay on Schedule A, as you noted that is subject to the 7.5% AGI limitation. However, if you qualify you can deduct...

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Can an Employer say "how you use vacation"? Missouri

A:  There is no law in Missouri that says the employer can''t specify for what reasons vacation can be used, nor that prohibits them from asking why you''re taking the time off. But you say the time off for doctor''s appointments for your disabled children is being used against you and that can''t be done IF FMLA (which can be taken on an intermittent basis) applies, although FMLA can be unpaid leave. So let''s start here. Does the company have at least 50 employees where you work or within a 75-mile radius? If so, Have you worked a least 1,250 hours in the past year (if you''re full-time, that would do it)? Cystic fibrosis is definitely a "serious medical condition". I don''t know if your other childrens''...