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In what countries are royalties from a patent beyond 20 years still allowed [closed]

I heard that in the US, the inventor can no longer collect royalties beyond 20 years for their patent. In what other countries is royalties beyond 20 years still allowed?
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Can there be enforcement action in Europe for patents not yet granted?

I see in that, assuming national law provides for it, there are provisional rights in EPO application from the day of publication. Art. 67(1) EPC: A European patent application shall, from the date ...
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what incentive is there for a company to buy or license an invention before the patent is approved?

So an inventor as submitted its utility patent applicable, which may or may not be approved years from now. He then tries to solicit companies to buy his invention immediately after submitting his ...
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Can I find how much a Patent holder recieved in royalties for making it available under licence?

I want to find out how much a specific patent holder has drawn in royalties on the licence for a particular patent. Is this possible? I realise where a company's accounts are public, I can identify ...
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How do companies like ARM handle improvements to their patent licenses?

I am trying to get a clearer picture of how companies like ARM manage to stay afloat with just IP/Royalties. Recently ARM licensed some of it's instruction sets to Apple in order to design/build the ...
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Can a startup circumvent royalties by creating a new patent?

Assume a startup was spinned-off from a university and took a license of a patent assigned to the university, and the university claimed royalties for the patent licence. Assume, the inventors then ...
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what if my software product has unique feature but uses library functions of another technology?

In a scenario, where, I have made a unique concrete result oriented software in Java, using Java library functions to make the software, my questions are: Is my unique concrete result oriented Java ...
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