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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Who owns the patent for the 'swipe' keyboard?

I found two patents that relate to the swipe mechanism of typing for touch screen devices. By swipe, I mean the typing mechanism made popular by Swype or swift key and now being implemented in iOS 8. ...
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Solomon Islands traditional healers using ngali nut oil in massages treatments

In reference to the patent: EP1083914B1 What does this patent cover in Solomon Islands traditional healers working for no commercial profit except for gifts to value of USD1 each time of treatment by ...