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Patent issued in 2005 and now is ceased/expired due to failure to pay maintenance fees

If a patent has been claimed expired/ceased due to failure to pay maintenance fees, and I come in and assign the patent to myself (is this possible) I would also pay all the fees up to date. The ...
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Failure to pay maintenance fees

If an inventor submittes an idea and it has been accepted, and he makes no tangible device (it remains intellectual rather than carried out). But then the inventor does not pay the maintenance fees, ...
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Patent Attorney Fees: Business Instruments & Negotiation

Is there a legal mechanism in the state of California to allow a percent-of-patentee-sales contract to cover a patent attorney's fees?
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Patent Word Limit

I'd like to know whether there is a word limit for the patent description (summary and detailed summary)? If not, is there an overall paper/word limit before fees accrue? That is, after how many ...
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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 ...