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Related to ownership of Patent and its requirements.

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Old family patents

My grandfather had 5 patents related to bottle design. They have since expired. What happens to those patents? Is there anyway I can renew them, purchase them, something. I know nothing about patents....
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I would like to know who owns us4106454a

My father the inventor was "legally" removed from his invention with a contract he signed stating that there was to be a board created. It was a rotating board that had my father start out as ...
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Giving away half of your patent

I am looking at getting a patent but am having to go through a third party, which is a college to save money since I am a college student. I was wondering, if I give half of the patent to the school ...
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What patents are IBM claiming Groupon infringed upon?

As per the title, I wondered specifically which patents IBM has alleged Groupon has infringed upon, in its $167 million case: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ibm-groupon-lawsuit/ibm-seeks-167-...
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My grandfather's patent… a screen to hold a solar panel (before they existed)

My grandfather Arden A. Alfvegren - patented this screen in his spare time, while working for an architecture firm. He died in 1976, nine months before I was born. I am the only grandchild in the ...
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writing my own patent to an idea I developed at my work [closed]

I had an idea when working in previous job that I also come to implement it at my workplace. The workplace didn't want to issue this patent since it is not the main field in which the company is doing ...
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Is this patent up for purchase since it has expired, if so can I buy it and how?

In reference to the patent: US7743760
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Help in a task, do they have rights towards my patent?

If I was not sure how to calculate a certain aspect of my work, and asked help for it. And was provided with a good modeling formula for my work, and I pursued using it to approximate my findings, do ...
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I want to know the place of publicationa and publisher name

In reference to the patent: US4464123
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US patent application based on the contents of Chinese patent applications

I have some patent questions related to several Chinese patent applications, which belong to my company (US company) and a Chinese company. I asked the Chinese company with my company to file a US ...
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Use of Patent outside the USA

In reference to the patent: US5727352 Is there penalties for a business using the ideas presented in this patent, in a country outside of the USA?
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How to check if a patent was sold

I am trying to track patent #20080310908. How do i find out if it was sold, to who and for how much? I have been searching for a long time and don't know where to go to find this info.
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Is Prazza the patent owner or licensee

In reference to the patent: WO2015152722A3 Is prazza inc the patent owner or the licensee?
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Company Patented My Internship Work

I had a summer internship with a big corporation last year and I just found that they filed a patent based on my work without notifying me or including my name. I signed IP waivers but cannot recall ...
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In reference to the patent: [US3792680][1]

In reference to the patent: US3792680 Is Francis Allen still in ownership of the patent? Or did he sell it? If so, when?
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What is status of this patent

In reference to the patent: USD114437
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Who is the current owner of patent US 618,593 S

In reference to the patent: USD618593 Can you please tell me if Jose Ramon Aranda, Martin Aranda, and Pablo Aranda are still the owners of these patents?
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Can a contract override a previous patent?

Forgive me if this question makes no sense or seems trivial; my profession is in molecular biology, so I am here from the Biology Stack Exchange and know very little about patents. I am wondering ...
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My husbands name is on patent.He passed away.Who is legal owner now?

My husband developed patent # us496567..He passed away. Another company is using the procedure..Who owns the rights?
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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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Who specifically has a patent on Fresnel Lenses

In reference to the patent: US8194324 I know that the Oculus Rift uses fresnel lenses, but I want to know who specifically holds a patent for fresnel lenses.
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Alternatives to share ownership of a patent [closed]

I filed a patent that is now in examination stage. I can't personally afford the legal fees to amend the claims that got rejected. However, the director of a company for which I'm doing some ...
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any other patents involving baseball caps for pigtails?

Are there any patents out for baseball caps with pigtail/ponytail openings?
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What can I do to someone who stole my idea and patented it?

What can I do to someone who stole my idea and patented it? He stole this idea from me when I let him live with me while he was separated from his wife. Knowing that I didn't have the money to hire a ...
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Manning F Hunt great, great grandfathers patent

In reference to the patent: [US356315][1] Wondering if patent has expired and the process to claim it. This was great great grandfathers invention.
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I am the original inventor. Is it possible to find from USPTO PAIR the expiration of this pending patent?

In reference to the patent: US20160095523 The 2 granted patents associated with this application are : US8613706 and US9332914 have been assigned to : VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC by me. Phil Langston. ...
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Is submitting a document falsely claiming that an inventor is not reachable illegal?

An associate of mine and I jointly filed a patent, through my current employer. I was required to sign an assignment agreement when I started as a condition of employment. My friend worked for the ...
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Contact info for patent holder [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: US20130000482 How do I contact the patent holder, Joseph C. Kopchick? Thank you Chris bud.weiserstein@yahoo.com
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What are the legal rights and royalties based on a recipe?

If someone (person D) taught said (person S) a recipe to make something and they have since used the recipe and came out with a product. Does the person D who taught them the recipe have any rights, ...
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Legality of patent from father but never manufactured

Father has a patent and he is now under court appointed from state. What happens to his patent? I have the prototype in my possession.
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Ownership contact info

I went to the recommended gov site to do a search but could not find the patent. It is listed on google search. How do I find the owners contact info?
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My status with patent No. US5803294

would you be so kind to inform me of my status and my rights due to the fact that I share the right for the patent with the man that I never heard of. Best regards, Zvonimir Bello
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Patent protection: Through Inventor or Company name

When three inventors file a provisional patent application, should we file under our individual names sharing the patent or under our company name?
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Where can I find information on change in ownership of patent or licensing deals

I am searching for a database detailing post-grant legal events such as licensing of rights or transfer of ownership. I am willing to subscribe to a payment-based database.
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Providing mathematical proof for a patent?

I have friend that I will ask for his mathematical analysis of my work, it's somewhat complete but needs further analysis using mathematics, if my friend does that, would he/she be considered a co-...
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Can GitHub code be considered prior art? What if its in a private repository?

I may file a patent in the future that relates to a user interface on smartphones. In the meant time, I am building the algorithm stored in a GitHub repository. My question is: Can I use this GitHub ...
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Can a competitor see my unpatented product in the market and patent it before I do?

Suppose I come up with a product with some characteristics that are unique enough that it could be patented. However, I don't have enough money to file for a patent at the launch date. Can a ...
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What is the point of within firm (inter-firm/subsidiary) patent transfers/re-assignments?

I need an in-house lawyer's perspective on why some patents are sometimes re-assigned to subsidiaries, but still technically owned by the parent company. For example, Company A may re-assign ownership ...
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Does LEGO own patent US 8,292,744 B2?

In reference to the patent: US 8,292,744 B2 It looks like LEGO so I need to know if they own it or not.
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Have the Tree Lounge Advantage patents expired?

I was wondering if the Tree Lounge Advantage patents (e.g., US 5,954,158) are available to be purchased? I know the company has since closed. Have they expired or are they still valid? Any help would ...
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How do patents on product inventions/designs work if inventions are signed off to the company you work for?

Someone is working for a company where the "standard" policy, where all inventions made (during the time period, using what equipment, etc.) can be claimed by the company, applies... When that ...
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In reference to the patent: [WO2014007762A1] [closed]

In reference to the patent: WO2014007762A1 Hi, I came across an idea which is similar to this patent and during my search found it's already been patented. I do have a few questions (namely the ...
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Is it possible to re-assign Patent US 4,023,765 A?

In reference to the patent: US 4,023,765 A I am the youngest daughter of James R. Kinnamon, the original owner of this patent. My father passed away in 1998. He gave me the legal documentation of the ...
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My grandfathers patent, expired?

In reference to the patent: US 948,162 A I'm wondering if this patent has expired, and the process to claim it? This is my great-grandfathers invention.
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Using patent #US2002002659 [duplicate]

I have an idea that seems to fit well with the claims made in the patent US20020032659. I need to know how to use this patent. I have not been able to connect with anyone who knows about this patent ...
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Help Contacting Patent Owner [duplicate]

In reference to the patent: CA2356488A1 How would I get in contact with Mr. Douglas? I might be interested in buying this patent from him. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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there a patent on my idea but it is expired how do I get the rights?

I came up with an idea and after getting it submitted to a patent agent. I found that something similar had been submitted in 1998. I was told by my agent that there is nothing I can do as far as ...
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Split patent ownership

Can I split patent ownership with my cofounder in the following cases: A patent owned by me A new patent to be applied