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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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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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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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Question regarding employee vs employer patent ownership

I am employed by a big IT consulting firm or IT services industry in USA (IT and business consulting) at the senior management level (I am not hired to develop software or IT/non IT products, but only ...
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Who owns the rights to plastic spoons now? (US D234017 S)

In reference to the patent: USD234017 Who owns the rights to plastic spoons now? Their patent was only to last 14 years
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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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Does the Patent D-120891 hold 2 different creations/inventions?

In reference to the patent: USD120891 I have 2 pictures with this very same patent number D-120891. The small pictures appear to be of the Catholic Religion. Would this be of the same Inventor - ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 best to patent idea while working for company?

I have an idea I would like to patent. I have not started working on the idea yet (and I'll swear to that in court). How best to keep my job without losing my intellectual property rights? The idea ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Find current Ownership of a patent?

In reference to the patent: USD259587 Ways to figure out the current legal ownership status of patent?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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 ...