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How does the USPTO uniquely assign a patent to an owner

Next to a patent, there is the inventor's name and assignee name. But one's name is not unique. How does the USPTO uniquely identifies an owner of a patent? Does it require the owner's SSN? What about ...
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the Ownership of Patents between Former and Current employer

If an employee, John, switches from Company A to Company B, and the nature of John's work is similar at both companies, and John applies for a patent at Company B related to the same field he worked ...
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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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Is it legal to use a nominee in a patent application?

Since patent registries are fully public, i was wondering whether it is legal to use a nominee as patent inventor to preserve privacy. I tried to google for this, but I was only able to find results ...
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Transfering ownership before grant

I (private individual) am going to apply for a patent, and would like to subsequently transfer the ownership of this application to a newly formed company. Is this possible or do i have to wait until ...
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What are the consequences of demonstrating an invention in public before applying for a patent?

What are the consequences of demonstrating an invention in public before applying for a patent? Let's say I have a hypothetical invention. Let's assume it's a valid invention and it is clear of any ...
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What does it mean to "own IP"?

I am a researcher working for a university, and I am forming a collaboration with an industry partner. This collaboration involves us both signing a contract related to IP. The contract states that &...
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Question about joint patent ownership

Suppose company A and company B jointly own the rights of a patent, and that this patent results from the work collaboration between inventor 1 (from company A) and inventors 2, 3 (from company B). ...
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Does a patent belong to you if you do the research?

I am working at a company as a Data Scientist. I am doing research in AI. Basically I am given instructions like: make a benchmark of these technologies. Instructions are not specific. It is me who ...
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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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Micro Entity Filing Status and ownership issues when there is more than one inventor

An individual whom I paid for advice in preparation of my latest application, a CIP, has asked if I would include his name as a co-inventor. He says it is a request, not an expectation, and it's not ...
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I created an object that I never patented but someone else did I don't know

I created an object but never got around to patent it. I mailed the drawings and all my design ideas to myself to protect the right of later patenting it. I still have that mailing unopened in my ...
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What is the best way to add co-inventor item in your CV

I am a co-inventor in a filed patent. I want to properly mark this in my CV. As far as I can understand the concept correctly, first of all, since I am one of number of inventors I am a "co-inventor". ...
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Patent document and Patent assignment database dont match

The patent document says that the patent was assigned to some company. But USPTO's patent assignment database shows that there is no such assignment. My theory is that the applicant/owner didn't ...
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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, Michael William Holland, am the only direct decendant of T R King, my great grandfather. How do I go about claiming ownership of this patent?

In reference to the patent: US860486
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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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This was my father's and grandfather's patent. Can you tell me if this is expired or can it be renewed?

In reference to the patent: US2949381
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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 [email protected]
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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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