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Applying for a Job without a Patent

Say I have a photography app with some special features that are patentable. Actually, just say I have an "app", not even specifying that it's photography. I don't want to show this to potential ...
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How are patent processes initiated in big companies (typically)?

This is a part of my effort to help my friend who is thinking about patenting an idea (regarding some concept of security and compression). This is obviously not my idea and I am only helping my ...
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Patent being filed by previous employer on invention made during the time I was employed by them

My previous company contacted me to sign a "declaration for utility or design application using an application data sheet". They have filed a new patent application a few months ago based on the work ...
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Can I order an Inventor plaque from USPTO?

The USPTO has recently issued a patent for which I am an inventor. However, the patent has been issued to my ex-employer who is the applicant (since the patent has been assigned to them by me right ...
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State law about employers giving inventor chance to take forward an application before abandoning

While working for a major US company headquartered in California (but registered in Delaware), I was the named first inventor of a patent application. I quit the company in 2014 to pursue a full time ...
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Employer won't pay patent issue fee. What to do?

In a large American HQed company I worked, based on an engineering work my manager and I did, the company filed a US Patent Application at the USPTO on March 2013. I am the first named inventor in the ...
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How much does it cost to buy a patent to protect your invention if you are a civilian, a public member?

I mean by public a person, a civilan acting on his or her private time, a user of the web. I am really not aware if I can enter the building being an homeless in San Jose, Ca, USA. I follow the Law at ...
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Buying IP from your employer

I've been working on an interesting image processing project at work. I've finally gotten the program to the point that it works, however my employer has put the project on hold due to lack of funds. ...
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How does the German Arbeitnehmererfinderrecht protect my rights when my employer has a foreign parent company?

Germany has a law called Arbeitnehmererfinderrecht, employee-inventors right that handles the rights of an employee who invents something at work. Basically, it says as an amployee you have to report ...
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I made an invention at work (maybe). What do I need to know?

I had an idea for an invention at work, briefly discussed it with collegues and my boss said "write it up and send it to so-and-so" - which I'm about to do. Maybe what I invented is already SOTA ...
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Former employer wants a patent assignment

I used to work for company A, and during my employment, company A filed a patent application (to my knowledge, no patent has been issued yet) and I was listed as an inventor. While employed by company ...
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Provisional Patent Vs Full Patent - assignment to employer

The company I worked for, filed 2 provisionals for my invention - I was listed as the sole inventor, and I signed assignment forms. Those provisionals were converted to full patents, earlier this ...