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How can I contact the owner of a patent?

I am looking to contact a person who patented something. I am really interested in the vehicle covering system patent (US8430444) and would like to contact the inventor. Is there any way to get their ...
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Is there any site to download patents in bulk in PDF format?

I want to download thousands of patent documents in PDF format for a patent search system. I want them in zipped files which have thousands of patents. Does Google bulk patent provide this?
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Cost for drafting and filing a patent

What is the average cost of drafting and filing a patent incurred when hiring an agent ? This can give an idea to me if I'm over charged for the service
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Where to do download patents data?

I've looked at : http://www.patentsview.org/download/ and the "claim" download is 10GB in size. Is there a smaller download size location can download patents over past approx 30 years in xml/csv ...
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3rd party filing a patent based on an idea posted to my blog

Can a third party file a patent based on a idea I have listed on my blog and made public under a creative commons license? Are improvements to the idea patentable if the original idea was published ...
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Patent search firms

Is it more common for a patent attorney/agent to commit a patentability search to a search firm or to do it in house? In case of committing to a search firm: which prices are fair? how to choose the ...