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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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How do I find the current owner of an EP-patent?

Given an EP (European patent) I can find who applied for the patent, but how do I find whether the patent has been sold to another owner and who this other owner is?
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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?

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

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 Ownership

I have an idea which involves enzyme manipulation. My concern is about ownership. I understand that if I file for a patent that it would be in my name. I have a friend who has a lab that could setup ...
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Waiver of interest and provisional patent application

Let us say I work for company X and have an idea that I want to patent outside the scope of work of that company. Is it mandatory that I get a waiver of interest from X BEFORE I file a provisional ...
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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 patent application (pro se) 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 ...
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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 ...