I am filing a patent application (pro se) and am wondering whether it is a good idea to assign it to an LLC that I own or to just keep it under my name. I'm assuming here for this question that it will get approved. The main con with the LLC is that if it goes under, I'm afraid I will lose ownership of the patent. On the other hand, I'm not sure if having a patent under my name exposes me to some liability.
Specifically, can an individual get sued for owning a patent on something and then somehow be forced to pay fines? Both in the case where he has licensed the patent and in the case where the patent is just sitting there.
Thank you! aed