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What if this patent was invented by someone else?

In reference to the patent: US 2,260,316 A What if this patent was invented by someone else?
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Is it possible to re-assign Patent US 4,023,765 A?

In reference to the patent: US 4,023,765 A I am the youngest daughter of James R. Kinnamon, the original owner of this patent. My father passed away in 1998. He gave me the legal documentation of the ...
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My grandfathers patent, expired?

In reference to the patent: US 948,162 A I'm wondering if this patent has expired, and the process to claim it? This is my great-grandfathers invention.
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Information regarding my father’s invention?

In reference to patent: US 2,768,768 A My late father, Vern L. Boven, is shown on this patent for the caulking gun from 1953. Does this mean that he was the inventor? If so, did he receive any ...
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Error in patent, involving confusion of bacterial names

In reference to the patent: US 4,210,672 The abstract contains the phrase: Yogurt is prepared with a mixture of milk powder and novel Lactobacillus thermophilus (also known as Bacillus coagulans) ...
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Copyright expiration

In reference to the patent: US 2,981,578 I would like to know if the copy rights of this item are still in their period of validity.
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Patent specification

In reference to the patent: US 2,738,257 Has the patent been granted for the complete method or for the compound mixture?
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there a patent on my idea but it is expired how do I get the rights?

I came up with an idea and after getting it submitted to a patent agent. I found that something similar had been submitted in 1998. I was told by my agent that there is nothing I can do as far as ...
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What happens after a provisional patent expires?

I was thinking about applying for a provisional patent and seeking funding for to build my prototyped design on a larger scale. Should funding fall through or there's not much of a market interest, ...
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Has this patent expired in Canada but not in the US? [US5,662,332]

I am quite interested in trading card games and as a result the patent that Wizards of the Coast holds on the subject interests me. Since it's been about 20 years since the original trading card game ...
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Expiration of patent 5,580,417 as well as technology used in tensioning cap in Figure 5

My first question has to do with patent #5,580,417. I believe this patent is expired, but are there any other patents in force using the same technology? My second question is in regards to the ...
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Possible to file for a patent, despite super broad, expired patent already existing?

I was looking to patent an invention I feel to have novelty, but I came across this one pre-existing US patent while doing some research. It was filed over 20 years ago and has since "lapsed". ...
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Is US6129050 still active? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US6129050 Is this patent still active, and if so, what countries is it active in?
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Elevator driven by flat belt in EU

I am currently doing some research about elevators driven by flat belts. There seem to be a few patents regarding the use of flat belts for elevator suspension means. I found patents US8157058and ...
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is this patent ep1020784a2 expired?

I am doing patent search first time and struggling to establish if ep1020784a2 patent is withdrawn or expired? would appreciate feedback from anyone experienced out there. regards Kamesh
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Parent patent expired due to non-payment - are issued continuations still valid?

US patent 5938197 shows that it is expired due to non-payment (according to the search here: http://portal.uspto.gov/pair/PublicPair ). This patent has several children/continuations. Does the fact ...
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How can you renew an expired patent?

I've been researching on how to renew an expired patent, and all I get for results are maintenance fees for patents filed on or after December 12th 1980. I am hoping someone would have an idea or an ...
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Patent No. USD513117 S1--Is this still a valid patent? [duplicate]

I'm trying to find out if this Patent No. USD513117 S1 is still valid. How can I find out for sure?
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Is this patent expired?

Is the USD388287 S patent expired? I am looking to design something similar to this.
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How to get rights to lapsed Patent?

Patent US 5,240,307 is for a invention that my father created. And I see that the patent has lapsed due to non-payment of fees. I was wondering how someone can go about obtaining the patent.
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Is an expired patent in the public domain?

From what I've been reading about US patents, once a patent has expired, it enters the public domain and can be freely used. The patent I was looking at was filed on 1/1999 and published in 10/2000. ...
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What is a “Lapsed Patent” and which concepts (if any) may still be protected by this Patent?

US 6,148,942 "Infant stroller safely propelled by DC electronic motor" According to Google Patents, US 6,148,942 is Lapsed and according to Public PAIR its status is Expired as of 2008. Google ...