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It depends on the contract between you and your (ex-)employer and your state laws. If your employer does not want to pursue the patent application, in some jurisdictions/contracts they have to ask you if you want to pursue the application instead. In others, all you can do is ask them nicely if they transfer the patent to you or take your money to pay the ...


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I'm not an attorney and it sounds like you need one. If the "full" applications did not add new matter to the provisional's content then signing away one can be signing away both. What state/country you are in will make a difference. A factor that may be involved is that the new AIA patent law has made it easier for employers to file on your invention ...


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I am willing to pay the issue fee myself. Is this allowed? I do not believe it is possible to validly pay the fee yourself (though, since I have never had the occasion to try, I could be wrong). The issuance procedure generally requires that a fee transmittal form be sent along with the fee (MPEP § 1303). This form must be signed by the applicant (or their ...


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I don't believe the USPTO issues plaques. At least they've never sent me one. However, there are several companies who do sell them. They are very efficient. Sometimes the way I've found out a patent has issued is from a the company trying to sell me a plaque. I was lucky in that my employer bought plaques for the inventors. Another option is to simply ...


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I am not a lawyer, but I have 30 years of working in industry and quite a few patents all of which are the property of my employers. I don't think you can get a definitive answer on this site as each company may have its own employment policies. In general, the rule of thumb is if you are being paid for the work, the work product (which includes inventions) ...


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I have to sign this 37 CFR 1.63 and acknowledge I am the inventor? I doubt anyone can force you to sign anything. The question really is why wouldn't you want to. If you are the inventor why not take some credit? I suppose you could be trying to punish you old company, but having a patent on your resume is a plus. If they are willing to foot the bill to ...


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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 decided that going the trade secret approach would provide a better return than a patent. The facts of this situation may support this theory. But you did ...


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A few hundred dollars at first, around 5-8 thousand if you want a patent attorney. Later the maintenance fees go up, but you can always abandon the patent / application.


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No one can leave inventor out of loop, organization cant invent of its own. in all patent jurisdiction inventors signature is required to file patent application. In case Person is not mentioned as inventor then he can file petition/application in patent office for claim. for more information on subject please visit Link Further to your second query on ...


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Before you start your patent search, here's some tips for you for an an effective patent searching. Brainstorm on terms that describe the invention. Search for relevant terms related to the subject matter. Verify The relevancy of terms retrieved. Establish the scope of the relevant classifications to distiguish the most relevant from the least relevent. ...


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