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What are the reliable ways to justify to a third party that the inventor of an USPTO granted patent (i.e. linked in google patents) is actually me (given that I am the real inventor)?

Update: As Eric suggested in answer that innovators location mentioned in the patent can be one way. However, what will happen when multiple inventors from same place and same name start claiming ownership of any patent?

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  • You are listed on the front page of the patent ?
    – George White
    Oct 17 at 19:21
  • @GeorgeWhite thanks. But the name can be of other person who has same name of mine. Oct 17 at 19:34
  • Are you also the owner? If do you should have a ribboned version, if US.
    – George White
    Oct 17 at 22:56
  • @GeorgeWhite I am the inventor and the assignee and the owner is my company for which I work. Oct 18 at 4:04
  • One the fewplaces this would really matter is in an infringement action taken in court by the owner. To ask what proof might hold up in court I would ask on law.stack exchange.com.
    – George White
    Oct 18 at 20:09
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The patent office public records will show the list of inventors and their city and country. In public PAIR one can see more information including the name and contact data for the attorney or agent, if any were used. You could ask your attorney to respond to someone verifying that you are the person named on the patent. If this were needed to be established in a court of law testimony by the attorney of record might or might not be definitive.

In a comment you mention the assignee is the company you work for. In that case there should not be co-inventors or people with the same name as an inventor trying to claim ownership. The company owns it - other than bragging rights it is now irrelevant who the inventors are.

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    Although in this case the company is the assignee, the question has been edited to ask what happens if two like named people from the same town claim ownership of a patent. Let's just use the example of two John Smiths from New York City. I'm assuming there is some establishment of ownership that is more than just name and town. Perhaps an address of the assignee. Looking at Pair, I'm assuming your comment about consulting with the attorney or agent would suffice. The entire contact info for the Attorney/Agent is in Pair.
    – Eric S
    Oct 18 at 18:15
  • Is it possible to not publicly disclose the city and country of the inventor(s)? Alternately can a corporation be the inventor (so the company) and not a private person?
    – Pa_
    Nov 14 at 13:54
  • In the US people are inventors.
    – George White
    Nov 14 at 16:07
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For my patents, my name and town (town, state and country) I live at are listed on the front of the patents. This is true for at least US and European patents. There may not be another person with your name in the same location. Try a Google search to see. For me, I'm the only person with my name in my town.

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  • Yes but that may not be a reliable method to confirm for many inventors. No other more reliable method? Oct 18 at 4:09
  • I’m not sure I understand the problem. Is someone else pretending to be the inventor of your patent?
    – Eric S
    Oct 18 at 13:22
  • I just want to understand the process. What will happen when multiple inventors from same place and same name start claiming ownership of any patent? Oct 18 at 14:17
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    @SazzadHissainKhan I can't help you further. All my patents were while working for others so I have no access to communications with patent offices. I did check Public Pair to see if there was any additional identifying info and didn't find any. Perhaps you could clarify your question with your last comment.
    – Eric S
    Oct 18 at 14:24
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    @Pa_ So far as I know, nothing happens. If I move, the patents listing me and my town of residence stay the same. To my knowledge no one is claiming to be both me and the inventor on my patents. One could always track down the attorney listed with the patent to prove who is who.
    – Eric S
    Nov 14 at 17:47

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