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Patent still in effect? [duplicate]

I am looking to make a patent about bacteriophages in dental products, however this patent already exists. Is this patent still in effect? Or is there another patent prohibiting me from patenting this ...
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Theft of the Ideas during patent application [on hold]

I have heard that the Ideas for the Patents are stolen by the patent registering body itself. Is it right?
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Who owns this patent US5971422? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US5971422 I know that Vans acquired Switch manufacturing. Do they currently own the rights to this patent. Do you have a contact?
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how to find a answer,about ownership [duplicate]

My problem is that im trying to find a very simple answer an easy question to answer.Who owns patent number 4177779? I just want a simple answer, thank you very much for your time.
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What is the point of within firm (inter-firm/subsidiary) patent transfers/re-assignments?

I need an in-house lawyer's perspective on why some patents are sometimes re-assigned to subsidiaries, but still technically owned by the parent company. For example, Company A may re-assign ownership ...
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Trying to contact patent holder or patent attorney [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20110298604 How can I get in touch with the patent owner or the attorney of record for discussions about this patent??
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Does LEGO own patent US 8,292,744 B2?

In reference to the patent: US 8,292,744 B2 It looks like LEGO so I need to know if they own it or not.
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Have the Tree Lounge Advantage patents expired?

I was wondering if the Tree Lounge Advantage patents (e.g., US 5,954,158) are available to be purchased? I know the company has since closed. Have they expired or are they still valid? Any help would ...
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Is this patent still owned

In reference to the patent: US5690441 I have been designing my own extending bottle brush and would like to get it patented but not sure if the patent is still owned for this design?
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How do patents on product inventions/designs work if inventions are signed off to the company you work for?

Someone is working for a company where the "standard" policy, where all inventions made (during the time period, using what equipment, etc.) can be claimed by the company, applies... When that ...
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In reference to the patent: [WO2014007762A1] [closed]

In reference to the patent: WO2014007762A1 Hi, I came across an idea which is similar to this patent and during my search found it's already been patented. I do have a few questions (namely the ...
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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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Using patent #US2002002659 [duplicate]

I have an idea that seems to fit well with the claims made in the patent US20020032659. I need to know how to use this patent. I have not been able to connect with anyone who knows about this patent ...
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Help Contacting Patent Owner [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: CA2356488A1 How would I get in contact with Mr. Douglas? I might be interested in buying this patent from him. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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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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Split patent ownership

Can I split patent ownership with my cofounder in the following cases: A patent owned by me A new patent to be applied
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How do I find out where MY patents are? [duplicate]

Name is Travis Jay Vincent... I would like to know. I know I have many. Where can I search?...Please and Thank you
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Who owns the rights to plastic spoons now? (US D234017 S)

In reference to the patent: USD234017 Who owns the rights to plastic spoons now? Their patent was only to last 14 years
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How can I ensure that patents for software I create for my company are used in good faith?

The company I work for is filing a software patent (US and Canada) based on the software that I have created for them. The company is asking me to sign an "Assignment of Invention" so that they own ...
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Patent status information [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US3731965 Is this patent current or expired? If expired is it public domain or can I patent it? If it is current where can I find this item for purchase?
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I need to contact the inventor [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20110289709 Can't find the author's online communication contacts.
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Would this Patent D-120891 hold 2 different creations/inventions?

In reference to the patent: USD120891 I have 2 pictures with this very same patent number D-120891. The small pictures appear to be of the Catholic Religion. Would this be of the same Inventor - ...
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Who owns this patent at this point of time? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US194047 Who Owns this Patent now?
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Question regarding employee vs employer patent ownership

I am employed by a big IT consulting firm or IT services industry in USA (IT and business consulting) at the senior management level (I am not hired to develop software or IT/non IT products, but only ...
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Can I file a patent on my mother's name since I work for a company?

I am employee of a company and all my work, even it is outside of work, is owned by company. I signed this common agreement while joining. Now, I have an idea that I want to patent on my own. Since ...
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Is it a red flag for a patent attorney to be a prolific inventor in diverse fields

A patent attorney has several patents to her name in very diverse fields. Some inventions are routine utilities, while others are highly technical & domain specific. The latter makes me wonder ...
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How to Find current Ownership of a patent?

In reference to the patent: USD259587 Ways to figure out the current legal ownership status of patent?
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How can I determine what other patents are on a product?

In reference to the patent: USD563530 I've come across this patent, and I'd like to find out what other patents are on this product. Specifically, I'd like to find any design patents that relate to ...
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How can I contact the owner of this patent [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US7178185
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Author/Inventor contact [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: CA2699138A1 I have fibromyalgia and am very intrigued by this patent and the studies/research it is built upon. What has ever happened to this patent? Is there a way to ...
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How long does it take to amend inventorship on a published patent after the paperwork is submitted to the USPO?

They are amending this patent to include 2 inventors not on the patent that should have been. How long does it take before the USPO adds that amendment? In reference to the patent: US20120100313
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Patent # US 1152583 A

I am interested in knowing if the Whitesel family still owns this patent on the wire stretcher from 1915?
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Dialogue puts invention into public domain [duplicate]

Background I worked for a US based defense contractor. Because the parent firm was British, the division had to be incorporated with it's own board of directors so as to create a fire wall on what ...
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Can I buy and use a patented technology without incurring in troubles?

We are a new start-up team based in Europe and have few or none knowledge on usage of patents and patented technology. We designed a chemical process that includes buying and using a patented ...
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Tracking patent history

Is there a way to track the history of this patent? It was my Great Grandfather's and we never knew he held a patent. I'm interested in learning more, such as whether he ever sold the ...
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I had an idea for a patent, told a select few and then saw my idea on the US patent site

I had an idea for a patent and I reached out to a friend and put me in touch with a patent lawyer to discuss with the patentability of the concept. He advised that it would cost a lot of money to file ...
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How can I receive “good consideration” as mentioned in this assignment document?

I previously was the lead developer in a software project. They have contacted me and attempted to trick me into signing a patent assignment. It says "in consideration of good and valuable ...
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What if someone stole an idea and patented it?

What if an idea was preposed, and not patented... and someone stole it and claimed it of their own, what could be the outcome? Can the developer of that idea take that patent for their own? Or ...
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Handling ownership and patent initiation of intellectual property

I've been developing a software and am now bringing in additional people to the project, who want to work on it for a share of future profit. I founded a company (currently an LLC) to host this ...
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Re Patent us194726 - I am a direct descendant of William Adolphus Ross - how do I go about claiming ownership of this patent

I am a direct descendant of the person who registered this patent. How would I go about getting this patent assigned to me?
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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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Can I Do A Title Search On A Patent or a Copyright Like With Real Estate? [closed]

Let's suppose I write a book, (invent a gizmo) a miracle happens, and I get a movie deal (or a manufacturing deal). Can I walk into a real estate title search agency to check on liens and claims ...
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Patent protected

I am new to this patent protected deal and do not understand. I was looking to make some wind spinners like the ones described like this patent. Is this patent 4578291 still protected and valid. It is ...
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Looking for information about inventor of us20050211962 [duplicate]

How can I reach the inventor of this patent application? Patent Application: us20050211962 Looking for a phone number or email address to ask implementation details about the invention described in ...
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Who has the rights to patent US 7775666

I've taken an interest US 7,775,666, but I am new to the intricacies of the patent system. How do I figure out: Who owns the '666 patent; Who else may have license rights to this patent; and How ...
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Can one author exclude another author from an invention?

For context, a patent is being based on a paper I coauthored with my former post-doc advisor in graduate school five years ago (i.e., I was first author, he was the last author). I just learned that ...
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I left the institution. Do I have rights to the invention as a co-author?

Do I have rights as the first co-author of the paper behind the invention (Shan et al PNAS)? This was filed without my knowledge since I left this institution.
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Who is the current owner of US 6352164 B1?

Does anyone know who is now the owner of this Patent (US6352164 B1) at this time? It seems the onership of the company has changed hands.
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Patent Royalties / Ownership

I just discovered that my grandfather had established a US, CA, and GB patent for a pontoon floating bridge around 1930. My grandfather died at an early age around 1941 and the patent was left to the ...