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Patent papers found in unit what to do with them?

Patent papers found in unit what to do with them?
« on: October 04, 2014, 08:12:10 PM »
We bought 4 units last week and in the worst unit we found some papers from a Patent Attorney in Ohio.  There was about 10 packets, each having patent request from companies and individual.  drawings and letters about requesting for the attorney to get them a patent.  One was for a head light, another for a water cooler and another for a flour shifter.   What can I do with them?

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Re: Patent papers found in unit what to do with them?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 08:41:50 PM »
Are you asking if they have value or whether you should try to return them to the owner?


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Re: Patent papers found in unit what to do with them?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 09:47:55 AM »
Give them to the storage facility to return to the owners. Probably of no use or value to you unless they were for some memorable invention or something of historical value. If they were for velcro or post it notes then .....

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Re: Patent papers found in unit what to do with them?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 11:57:05 AM »
The drawings (if they have an architectural element to them) could be framed and resold.

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 02:44:24 PM »
The drawings (if they have an architectural element to them) could be framed and resold.

Wonderful idea.....    I want to make money on them not give them back to who ever...

Re: Patent papers found in unit what to do with them?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 09:18:44 AM »
yah, make money on them if you can. i'd personnally probably throw them out unles they were really old patents

Re: Patent papers found in unit what to do with them?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 05:19:41 PM »
They were from the 1920's.   Throwing them out  does not seems like a way to make money...

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Re: Patent papers found in unit what to do with them?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2014, 06:04:57 PM »
I would research the patents and see if merchantable products were ever made and if they were successful. They might be worth something to collectors if so.

Re: Patent papers found in unit what to do with them?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2014, 09:53:48 PM »
lol yah, i wouldnt throw them out because they are old but the funny thing about old is it isnt always worth a whole lot. Definitely worth researching but I put this in the same category as refurbishing a dresser or end table, unless it worth a bunch on the backside it gets sold cheap or sent out to pasture.


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