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comment Can you tell me who owns this patent now?
Well, the public owns it now :-)
May
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answered Patent US20120213665 NOT Good. Inventor not included - unpaid work delivered under coercion.
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comment How to torpedo a bad patent my former large employer is filing?
Even if you have the "promise to assign" language, that just means the company will sue you for contract breach and request specific performance from the courts as a penalty (amongst other things). You probably don't want the hassle of going through all that :-)
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comment How to torpedo a bad patent my former large employer is filing?
Not sure why you're torn on cashing the cheque. The patent is almost certainly going to be filed no matter what you do so you may as well get some benefit from it. If it's not BigBlue, then you should consult your actual agreement, but I suspect it will be similar. Any organisation actively seeking patents (and paying employees for them) will likely have the same protections in place as IBM.
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answered How to torpedo a bad patent my former large employer is filing?