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Who will be the assignee in such hypothetical situation?

If companies A & B are competitors, both company A and company B may have just cause to fire each of their respective coinventor employees for discussing subject matter that pertains to each ...
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Who will be the assignee in such hypothetical situation?

If both Alex and Bob were not working at the time and the invention is unrelated to their companies products, then likely neither company has any rights to the invention. In any case, consulting with ...
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Who will be the assignee in such hypothetical situation?

If the topic falls under the agreement Alex has with A, Alex assigns their rights to A. Otherwise Alex retains rights. If the topic falls under the scope of Bob’s agreement with B,then Bob assigns to ...
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How to patent a product when using a freelancer?

First and foremost make sure the employment agreement you have with the freelancer makes clear that you will own all intellectual property that comes about as a result of the work. It is likely that ...
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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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Is submitting a document falsely claiming that an inventor is not reachable illegal?

A certified letter to both the company and their patent attorney/agents explaining these circumstances should put them on notice that your colleague is indeed reachable and intends to exert his ...

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