For questions relating to the rules and standards of inventorship, as indicated and used by the United States Patent Office.

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Does part ownership in a patent mean the owner was a contributor to the invention?

In reference to the patent: US 1,095,168 A My great-grandfather received royalties in the amount of 5/375 interest from this patent, even though his name appears no where in the documentation. Does ...
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Patent Share between Stakeholders

I will make a patent application. There will be names of two persons in the patent file. We want to share patent right not equally but 80% - 20%. How can that be possible? How can we specify this in ...
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How can I protect a new form of physical fitness, using conventional workout routines and moves, on an non-conventional surface?

How do I protect two new ideas for getting fit? The work outs themselves are, for the most part, common practice in gyms during floor routines, aerobic classes, and step workouts. Only the surfaces on ...
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How is this different from a regular market mix model?

In reference to the patent: US 2013/0166351 A1 Many organizations have market mix models implemented within a defined processing system. How is this different?
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Who is in control of the patent?

If an inventor and co-inventors are related to a certain patent, who control's the rights our anything related to the invention? The inventors or the co-inventors? I want to understand the ...
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Want to leave my job, but have a patent pending for work I did while working at that corporation

I have a patent pending for something I invented while working for my current employer. A provisional and final patent application has been filed with me listed as sole inventor, working through the ...
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How to change the order of inventors after a patent is granted?

Is it possible to change the listed order of inventors after a utility patent application is granted by USPTO? And if so, how could I go about doing that?
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My old patented invention appears to be patented again

In reference to the patent: US 8,384,613 What one has to do, if this patent is not new and just gives the same idea patented in 1990? I would be grateful on an answer.
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stealing the provisional patent application

Please, I want to question is it possible exposure to stealing the provisional patent application? If presented to companies through NOLO Company or other, And whether enough contract agreement to ...
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how does first to file affect multiple inventors?

How does first to file affect multiple inventors? It used to be that if an author/inventor was not listed on the patent the author could lose the patent rights due to the multiple inventor rule. ...
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20130193063 A1 nonwoven felt [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20130193063 Is this patent (US20130193063 A1) valid?
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Why does Google Patents not display the primary inventor's name first?

In reference to the patent: US8897091 I, Zabih Toosky, am the primary inventor of the circuit in this patent. Why does Andy Burstein's name appear first on Google Patents' list of inventors?
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Can I claim royalties on this invention that was stolen from my father?

Stihl, a popular manufacturer of power tools, has a very profitable product on the market that I've always believed to be the result of a design my father presented to them. He worked at Stihl at the ...
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Does my Proprietary Agreement with a solely owned Inc. Division extend to all divisions

Background I worked for a US based defense contractor by the name of Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (MDSI). Because the parent firm, Meggitt Plc was British, MDSI had to be incorporated with it's own ...
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Want to know if I may apply for the patent or not

I have made one inspire-able sentence which is very helpful in living life for inspiration, because with the help of inspiration everything is possible. So shall I apply and get the patent for that ...
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Former employer wants a patent assignment

I used to work for company A, and during my employment, company A filed a patent application (to my knowledge, no patent has been issued yet) and I was listed as an inventor. While employed by company ...
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Am I eligible for a patent?

I've been working for a company for a year now. About 2 months ago, I had an idea for creating a manifold. My idea has saved the company thousands of dollars in manpower, resources, and time. I was ...
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Will “Commissioned work” apply for my “not related to work” idea?

I made some ideas when I was working as a contract employee. At that time I have sent those ideas to R&D persons. They didn't make reply after that. Now my contract was over and I came out of the ...
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Is an inventor obliged to assign patent rights to a company in order to be named as an inventor in the patent?

If a company misses to name an inventor in an already filled patent application, and the inventor requests to be added, is she obliged to assign rights to the company as a prerequisite for having them ...
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Why does it show inventor of Patent us2394492 as Elmer Scharenberg with assignee B.F, Goodrich?

When the inventor shown at US Patent and Trademark Office website is Millard R. Bell. Bell did assign rights to B.F.Goodrich in June 1942 for $1. I HAVE THE UNCASHED CHECK. Why the discrepancy in the ...
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explaining the theory that undergoes an invention in patent description?

I have a question about explaining the theory that undergoes an invention: should it be exposed in patent application (Description) and if yes how? For what I have seen patent documents are not ...
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Patent filed under boss name

I had made 2 inventions and has done all paper works (write ups and drawings) required to file a patent. The patent was to be filed in my boss name as first author (though hes not the inventor) and me ...
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Did the AIA remove the requirement of naming all the true inventors?

If there are co inventors and one inventor files for and then receives a patent, under the new AIA laws can the co inventor invalidate the patent, or get his name on the patent that issued? It seems ...
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I was removed as inventor on a patent after leaving the company. Do I have any rights?

I worked for a company in a senior tech leadership role and was responsible for their patent applications. I worked with patent attorney to write 3 applications, one of which I was a named inventor ...
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Patent DES. 122,019 8/20/40

My grandfather, Norbert R. Hahn, holds a patent dated 8/20/40 for the mascara brush. Other information, Des. 122,019. Can someone help me locate more information regarding this patent? I hold the ...
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I am the actual inventor for a patent. What can I do about not being recorded as the inventor?

I am the actual inventor for patent no. US20020144536. The listed inventors are a fraud. I have all the original drawings, designs, development pictures, and testing reports. What can I do about ...
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What constitues/definition of an inventor. Does it simply boil down to claims in a patent?

I have had a business partner for twenty years. We came together in my Business that he used as the birth of the IP in question. Listing himself on publications founder/owner with the exclusion of not ...
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How does a (possible) dispute over inventors affect a patent?

The situation: After I left a particular company, they applied for a patent on something I had worked on, and contacted me to sign the application. Although I consider myself to be the primary and ...
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What happens if I refuse to hand over full patent ownership rights to my former company?

I wrote many patent applications while at my former company. After I left the company, I refused to sign any more documents handing over full patent rights because the company owed me money. They ...
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Can forum/wiki postings invalidate a patent that was granted at a later date?

I have lots of ideas and, not expecting them to be unique or profitable (or knowing how to profit from them), I discuss them online, expecting the information to be helpful to others or expecting ...
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Does a public discussion related to a patent invalidate the patent

If I discuss or seek advice from others on portions of a patent on public sites such as SO, does that invalidate the patent? For example, lets say I have an idea in mind of a software patent which ...
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How to torpedo a bad patent my former large employer is filing?

I worked for a large software company recently and quit to go work a much better place. I thought I had a clean break, but apparently the company is filing to patent work I did there. The specific ...
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What should I do if my name is missing from a patent?

While working for a company, I contributed inventions that eventually became issued patents. While all other members of the team I worked on are named on those patents, my name is missing. What ...