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I’m looking for the owner of patent BR6702630U

how do I find contact information for the owner of this patent from Brazil: BR6702630U GRAPHIC AND PRINTING PROCESS IN PHOTOGRAPHS by inventor Norbert Egon Goldbergs?
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Are there any books or articles on experiences of inventors after their invention?

Background I wonder how inventors experience things after they've invented something. Some might patent it, and either start a business or benefit from the royalties of licensing the patent. Others ...
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Should I Include a Consultant as an Inventor on my Submission

I have been working on an invention for my company for the last few months and it has just been completed. I came up with the idea entirely on my own but I asked a more senior member of the company if ...
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Contacting patent owner?

I am interested in contacting the owner of this patent EP2120618B1 I found through a google patent search. How can I find owner/inventor information?
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Looking to find inventor certificate

Is there a way to find and get an inventor certificate and verify the inventor's identity online?
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How to prevent colleagues infiltrating my patent?

I disclosed a patentable concept to my employer and some other colleagues who were tasked to evaluate technical feasibility, they try to instead propose "improvements". This is despite ...
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How can I prove to someone that the inventor of an USPTO-granted patent is actually me?

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 ...
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Who is the inventor in an invention composed of several already existing sub-devices?

Let´s assume that a company has designed and developed several "building blocks", components, elements or devices that when combined and considered in a specific way (and only in that way) ...
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My professor did not write my name in the inventor list although I am the lead author on the publication that claim the product

I am current graduate (international) student in a chemistry lab in USA which filed a provisional patent. I just discovered a few days ago that I am not the inventor on the patent although I solely ...
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What legal responsibilities does a listed inventor have?

Short version: Are there or has there ever been a law suit against a patent inventor for a utility patent not fulfilling it's claims? Long version: If a small company or individual were to be granted ...
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Is there a limit to the number of individuals that can be named on a patent application as inventors?

I've seen patent applications with eight or ten co-inventors. Is there an upper limit to the number of inventors you can list, or, theoretically speaking, if a hundred or ten thousand people were ...
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When an unnecessary inventor is listed in EP & US patent

In the US and EP, if an unnecessary inventor who has not contributed to the invention at all is listed as one of the inventors, can it be invalidated, challenged, or restricted exercise? In this case,...
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How to change the order of inventors? (The patent application is pending now.)

There are 3 inventors in this patent application. And, this application is pending now (i.e., It is not patented.) Our client wishes to rearrange the order of the inventors because one of the ...
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Can someone else claim to be the inventor after the original inventor's patent expires?

I patented a specific type of work location tool. The patent expired and I just recently saw another company selling a tool that does exactly what I claimed my tool does in it's description. I ...
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Why invent things for a company? [closed]

This Question has two parts. 1) If you are working for a company, lets say, apple for example. As an engineer, you have a brilliant idea/invention that is specific to the job you are working in, lets ...
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I want to know what my rights are?

I went to invent help with me invention and had a book made so i could get in made but they wanted too much money. However 5 years later I see my invention for sell. I have a letter the day I came up ...
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Can a corporation be listed as an inventor?

Are there jurisdictions where it is possible for a corporation to be listed as the inventor on a patent? Has that ever been the case historically? I know in the US an inventor must be an individual ...
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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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If someone else invents and patents a design 5 years after you've been selling the same design

can they make you stop selling your own invention? Can they make you pay them licensing fees for something you designed way before they did? I designed a unique baby outfit in 2008 and started selling ...
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Does an applicant have ownership rights if not listed as an inventor?

I'm involved with an Australian Pty Ltd company that is the applicant for an Australian patent, and has listed the two inventors as two of the shareholders of the company. Does the Pty Ltd have co-...
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Potential mutual exclusivity in a list like “at least one of a, b, c or d”

I have a claim similar to: the display of claim 1 wherein the image displayed is modified by at least one of: the image is brightened by increasing the voltage, the image is brightened by ...
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Is it Legal to make an artificial kidney despite the patent?

In reference to the patent: US7083653 Does this mean that Charles Jennings is the only one able to make an artificial kidney? If one is to use a personal design is that legal?
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Information regarding my father’s invention?

In reference to patent: US 2,768,768 A My late father, Vern L. Boven, is shown on this patent for the caulking gun from 1953. Does this mean that he was the inventor? If so, did he receive any ...
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Where is it valid?

In reference to the patent: WO2012120036A1 Is this patent valid worldwide and if not in which countries it is valid.
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Are Scottish/UK Patent Laws a lot different from US ones?

I am a little confused about the laws of patent in the UK and Scotland. for example; How would using the equipment of others, e.g. a company effect applying for a patent? If I was to tell someone ...
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Does anybody have any information about the inventor Manuel Guillen? [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US6074673 I wanted to have Informations about the inventor of the patent and if it is possible to contact him.
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Do I need to assign the rights of a patent to the company I consult with?

I am a designer. One of the companies that I contract with is applying for patents. What is the protocol for a contractor to sign over the rights of the IP. The company owner says that they would ...
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How can I contact the inventor or applicant of a European patent or application?

I'm interested in contacting the owner of EP1870511A1. Where can I find information to do so? I've reviewed "How can I contact the owner of a patent?," but it appears to only cover American patents ...
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Can a prior publication by the inventors themselves defeat novelty?

I had published an article in a journal about an invention I was working on with my co-author. Now that we have been able to finish our project and came up with the drug, we want to apply for a patent ...
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Inventorship and Ownership

I have a contract with a company to enhance my software. The contract states that my company owns all of the IP, Trade Secrets, know-how, drawings, etc of the original and add-on software as outlined ...
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Developed methodology listed in patent claims, yet not listed as an inventor?

Myself and a co-worker developed the methodology for performing a process (software development), and we even helped author the claims for the provisional patent application, yet we have been left off ...
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How to find manufacturer of patented product

I am in search of finding the manufacturer of a patented product. I have found a supplier of the product, but the price they want to charge is quite high. I have a sample of the product from the ...
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