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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. signed this common agreement while joining. now, i have an idea that i want to patent on my own. Since i ...
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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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What are the contact details for the inventor of US20060211352? [duplicate]

Last week I said to my wife we should patent a sanding glove only to find that it was done by Deborah Adams recently! (US20060211352) Could you please bring me in touch with Deborah? I want stock of ...
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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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History of this oil filter

I would like to more about this history of this patent: US2232423. It's an oil filter invented by Cleatus Alkire, my grand father, whom I happen to know very little about. I know this oil filter was ...
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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 ...
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Is US6796360 “Shade Tensioner” Patent still in effect?

I want to know if the maintenance fees are current and if specialty window coverings still have claim to us6796360 patent.
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Patent purchase

I would like to own this patent but have no idea how to go about redeeming this patent. Who will I need to contact in order to purchase the patent. It appears to be inactive. Charlie
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Should I keep my patent's ownership or assign it to an entity that I own?

I am filing a pro se patent application and am wondering whether it is a good idea to assign it to an LLC that I own or to just keep it under my name. I'm assuming here for this question that it will ...
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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 best to patent idea while working for company?

I have an idea I would like to patent. I have not started working on the idea yet (and I'll swear to that in court). How best to keep my job without losing my intellectual property rights? The idea ...
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who is the patent troll suing small companies on 5506866? which inventor sold the rights to them?

Who is the "Delaware-based" troll suing small companies on US5506866 currently? Who sold the rights to said troll?
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Who decides a patent is FRAND/RAND?

Trials involving Google, Motorola, Microsoft and Apple about patents and especially FRAND patents are hitting the news everyday. But who decides a patent has to be offered under FRAND terms? ...
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What is the patent owner law in US?

Let say this patent for an example: http://www.google.com/patents/USD285687 The inventors are: Jerrold C. Manock, Terrell A. Oyama, Steven P. Jobs They are working in Apple and invent that. If ...
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Can a patent with a common assignee to a patent application not be used as prior art against the patent application?

This question answers whether a prior patent application can be used against a newer commonly owned patent application, but my question is what situations (if any) exist where a prior publication, or ...