How to Enforce Your IP Rights in China

Before taking any legal actions to enforce your intellectual property (IP) rights in China, you should obtain China IP rights because any judgment obtained through a U.S. court on your U.S. IP rights is difficult, if not impossible, to collect in China. Once you have obtained China IP rights, you have four common options to…

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United States Patent 5,763,831

5,763,831 Universal cover plate, cover plate assembly, and related methods Reissued:  March 1, 2005 Assignee:  TayMac Corporation (Tempe, AZ) Inventors:  Shotey; Michael (Scottsdale, AZ), Maltby; Edgar W. (Mesa, AZ), McConnaughy; Mike (Glendale, AZ) Abstract:  A method and apparatus for converting a universal cover plate for an electrical outlet to any desired specific cover plate. The…

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United States Patent 6,924,433

6,924,433 Base and Electrical Outlet Having an Expandable Base Mounting Aperture and Method for Making Same Issued: August 2, 2005 Assignee:  TayMac Corporation, Tempe, AZ Inventors:  Shotey; Michael J (Scottsdale, AZ), Shoetey; Marcus J (Scottsdale, AZ), Maltby; Edgar W. (Mesa, AZ)  Abstract:  A base for an electrical outlet cover, an electrical outlet, and manufacturing method, the…

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United States Patent 6,933,481

6,933,481 Customer-Engaging Food Merchandising Module Issued: August 23, 2005 Inventors: Greenburg; Mark (Paradise Valley, AZ) Abstact:  An apparatus and method are disclosed for penetrating convenience store food markets with a customer-engaging food merchandising module. The customer-engaging food merchandising module comprises three units: a food storage and display unit attached to a food preparation and display…

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United States Patent 6,938,292

6,938,292 Carpet Trimmer and Tucker Issued: September 6, 2005 Assignee: Quick Tuck, LLC (Mesa, AZ) Inventors:  Iannacone, Jr.; Charles P. (Gilbert, AZ) Abstract:  The invention is a bi-directional carpet trimmers and tucker. The trimmers may be adjusted or sized to trim the carpet edge to the correct length for tucking. At least two trimmers are…

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United States Patent 6,956,169

6,956,169 Flush-mount in-use cover for electrical outlet Issued:  October 18, 2005 Assignee:  Taymac Corporation (Gilbert, AZ) Inventors:  Shotey; Michael (Scottsdale, AZ), Shotey; Marcus (Scottsdale, AZ), Maltby; Edgar (Mesa, AZ), Kinnard; John (Queen Creek, AZ) Abstract:  A simplified installation design for an in-use cover for an electrical outlet includes conical mounting screw holes in the outlet…

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United States Patent 6,960,721

6,960,721 Convertible electrical device cover having removable tabs with offset grooves Issued:  November 1, 2005 Inventors:  Shotey; Michael J. (Scottsdale, AZ), Shotey; Marcus J. (Scottsdale, AZ), Maltby; Edgar W. (Mesa, AZ) Abstract:  A convertible electrical device cover including a base plate and an adapter plate that are both configured to accommodate an electrical device. When…

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United States Patent 6,977,342

6,977,342 Receptacle-mounted cover plate to hide electrical socket face Issued:  December 20, 2005 Inventores:  Maltby; Edgar W. (Mesa, AZ), Shotey; Marcus J. (Scottsdale, AZ) Abstract:  An easily-installed cover plate for hiding the face of sockets by covering an electrical outlet, including the face of the sockets. The cover plate is mounted over the receptacle and…

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