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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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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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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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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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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 ...