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Abandoned Patents

As @Eric Shain mentioned in a comment, you would need to become the applicant by getting assignments of the applications from the company back to you. The specific application US 20160091609 you ...
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Is this patent deemed abandoned?

This patent application is still active, although substantive examination has not started yet. In fact the renewal fees were paid in April 2016 (so it will definitely be active till April 2017). As ...
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Retaining inventorship of abandoned provisional patent of India (even if rights are foregone)

- to retain the inventorship - This has two aspects. Your claim to be an inventor (moral right) and ownership right to an invention. From your discourse, it appears you are more and probably only ...
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Effects on continuation-in-part of now-abandoned patent

USD621102 is a granted design patent. The abandoned parent application was a utility patent application. The abandonment of the parent is not, Itself, relevant to the child CIP. Design patents are ...
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If patent filed within a year of publication date of another abandoned patent by same inventor will it be prior art?

There is no need to abandon the US patent. You should ask your lawyer or patent agent about how to amend the claims.
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Retaining inventorship of abandoned provisional patent of India (even if rights are foregone)

Yes, software as such is not patentable in India according to the section 3(k) which states a mathematical or business method or a computer programme per se or algorithms; cannot be patented. There ...
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How do I find out if a patent is still active?

I don't think it is possible for someone other than the assignee to "gain control" of an abandoned patent. Regardless, A patent issued in 1994 will almost certainly have expired by the time of your ...
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If the patent is granted, will be granted and if not why?

The primary source of information is the USPTO Public Pair database which has a CAPTCHA and does not allow direct links to individual patents. On that site, Search for Application by Publication ...
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Buying Patent that has been abandoned

There used to be a 24-month limit, assuming the owners could prove that the non-payment was "unintentional", but also "at any time after the six-month grace period if the delay is shown to the ...
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State law about employers giving inventor chance to take forward an application before abandoning

Assignments may be differently worded; but you very likely assigned full title and ownership. If the assignee wants to waste the patent opportunity it’s their right. Actually, the assignee may have ...
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