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Where is it valid?

In reference to the patent: WO2012120036A1 Good afternoon! I am having only one question: Is this patent valid worldwide and if not in which countries it is valid. Thank you for your time. Have a ...
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Are Scottish/UK Patent Laws a lot different from US ones?

I am a little confused about the laws of patent in the UK and Scotland. for example; How would using the equipment of others, e.g. a company effect applying for a patent? If I was to tell someone ...
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Does anybody have any information about the inventor Manuel Guillen? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US6074673 I wanted to have Informations about the inventor of the patent and if it is possible to contact him.
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Do I need to assign the rights of a patent to the company I consult with?

I am a designer. One of the companies that I contract with is applying for patents. What is the protocol for a contractor to sign over the rights of the IP. The company owner says that they would ...
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We need to know more about patent WO 2006/112733 A1

We want to know if WO 2006/112733 A1 "Analysing breath samples for volatile organic compound" is an active patent or simply just an application, not a granted patent.
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How can I contact the inventor or applicant of a European patent or application?

I'm interested in contacting the owner of EP1870511A1. Where can I find information to do so? I've reviewed "How can I contact the owner of a patent?," but it appears to only cover American patents ...
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Can a prior publication by the inventors themselves defeat novelty?

I had published an article in a journal about an invention I was working on with my co-author. Now that we have been able to finish our project and came up with the drug, we want to apply for a patent ...
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Inventorship and Ownership

I have a contract with a company to enhance my software. The contract states that my company owns all of the IP, Trade Secrets, know-how, drawings, etc of the original and add-on software as outlined ...
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Developed methodology listed in patent claims, yet not listed as an inventor?

Myself and a co-worker developed the methodology for performing a process (software development), and we even helped author the claims for the provisional patent application, yet we have been left off ...
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How to find manufacturer of patented product

I am in search of finding the manufacturer of a patented product. I have found a supplier of the product, but the price they want to charge is quite high. I have a sample of the product from the ...