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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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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 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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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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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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How to contact owner or licensee of US Patent #6012310 lock

I bought a house with this lock but it didn't come with a key (which I just had made) or the code. How can I find out how to recode this lock? Thank you.
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A company is formed to own the patents of two coinventors. What are best practices for type of company and bylaws?

A coinventor and I have filed and future filings as coinventors. We understand it's best protection for both of us to have a corp own the Patents rather than ourselves, with us owning the corporation. ...
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Product location investigation

Quick answer: Is product patented under # available? Yes? no? I am searching for current distributors of vinyl words found some years ago; patent #4581088. Pls forward contact & ordering ...
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How many owners of this patent are currently living?

It is to my knowledge that all of the living members who created this invention and this patent died in the Malaysian flight. What happens to the patent now? Is it up for grabs again?
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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?