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EHeye

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I know some of you have gone through the patent process before. I am new to it. There currently is a patent for my idea but looking into it the Owner of the patent has failed to pay his maintenance fee and I see an Abandonment Date for failure to pay maintenance fee. Is this like an internet domain where I technically could scoop it up if I pay? Or will they get notified and can re-up if I try to scoop it.

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I don't think you can buy it from the patent office, but if the owner hasn't paid it you might be able to buy it from them for pretty cheap.
 
Prob easier to work with a patent attorney and just slightly change your design. Or just go with it and hope his lack of paying means he’s broke or dead and won’t sue you.
 
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