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Buying out an abandoned patent

We had an idea that has already been patented but not produced. The maintenance fees have lapsed. Are we able to buyout the patent? Or does the current patent holder have the opportunity to become ...
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Paying foreign renewal fees

I am new attorney and I have been asked to pay renewal fees for 1 patent. The countries are Germany and France. Can someone direct me to instructions on how to pay these renewal fees? The paralegal ...
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Has us6072466 expired due to non-payment?

I have checked uspto.gov and looking up the paying of the maintenance fees gives No fees paid for selected year - MF Stmt unavailable Which I am not sure is an error or whether it means the ...
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Cost to change status to micro entity

I filed a patent application before the AIA took effect. The application has now been allowed. I have the option, and would like to take it, to change to micro entity status. I know I meet the ...