Skip to main content
3 votes

How to prevent colleagues infiltrating my patent?

There are several issues here. If your invention is part of your job or you are otherwise required to assign it to your employer then it will be owned by your employer and the listed inventors will ...
George White's user avatar
  • 29.2k
3 votes
Accepted

What legal responsibilities does a listed inventor have?

The inventors responsibility, as an inventor, is to truthfully sign the declaration regarding being a true inventor and fulfilling the duty of disclosure and candor to the USPTO during the prosecution ...
George White's user avatar
  • 29.2k
2 votes

Where is it valid?

The immediate document is an international application and it is not "valid", it is merely an application. This international application has spawned two "real" applications: DE102011013224 - In ...
user1400786's user avatar
2 votes

Can a corporation be listed as an inventor?

With respect to a corporation or organization being named an inventor, in April 2020 the USPTO denied a patent being issued to a non human named inventor when an AI system was used as an inventor name ...
I'm Root James's user avatar
2 votes

Can a corporation be listed as an inventor?

Very interesting question. The European Rules would seem to mirror the US rules: Rule 19 Designation of the inventor Art. 62, 128 R. 21, 60, 163 (1) The request for grant of a European ...
DukeZhou's user avatar
  • 761
2 votes

Is there a limit to the number of individuals that can be named on a patent application as inventors?

No limit and in fact you are to list every inventor. However, the definition of an "inventor" often imposes a natural limit. That is, an inventor must contribute to the conception of an idea reflected ...
aosik's user avatar
  • 579
2 votes

How to change the order of inventors? (The patent application is pending now.)

Filing an updated Application Data Sheet should accomplish this. There is also a form called Request for Correction in a Patent Application Relating to Inventorship or an Inventor Name, or Order of ...
George White's user avatar
  • 29.2k
2 votes

Can someone else claim to be the inventor after the original inventor's patent expires?

First step is to review their patent(s). If you had a patent, it is very unlikely they patented the same thing as your patent would be prior art. If they indeed have a patent, it is probably on a ...
Eric S's user avatar
  • 11.4k
2 votes

How can I prove to someone that the inventor of an USPTO-granted patent is actually me?

For my patents, my name and town (town, state and country) I live at are listed on the front of the patents. This is true for at least US and European patents. There may not be another person with ...
Eric S's user avatar
  • 11.4k
2 votes

Who is the inventor in an invention composed of several already existing sub-devices?

The strategies for what to claim and what embodiments to detail in a patent application might fall into the domain of your patent attorney (or patent agent). In terms of the hierarchy of sub-...
George White's user avatar
  • 29.2k
2 votes
Accepted

Who is the inventor in an invention composed of several already existing sub-devices?

I an an inventor, not a lawyer, so this is my best understanding. The specific criteria is whether you identify at least one claim which wouldn't have been there without your contribution. Ideally you ...
Eric S's user avatar
  • 11.4k
2 votes

How to prevent colleagues infiltrating my patent?

First, Congrats! Second, I suggest, you present the general concept and all the possible applications you can think of next time. If you share all what you have, it won't hurt you that others improve ...
picibucor's user avatar
  • 486
1 vote

I’m looking for the owner of patent BR6702630U

As far as I can see, only the inventor is listed so he is likely the owner of the patent. The patent's priority date is in 1987 so the patent is almost guaranteed to be expired by now. This means the ...
Eric S's user avatar
  • 11.4k
1 vote
Accepted

Should I Include a Consultant as an Inventor on my Submission

The operative question is whether there is at least one claim which is there due to the contribution of the consultant. If so, the consultant should be listed as an inventor. If the consultant is only ...
Eric S's user avatar
  • 11.4k
1 vote

Contacting patent owner?

Note - I do not think it is in force anywhere but you should study that closely if you are thinking about practicing it. If you go to the google patents page for this patent you can click on getting ...
George White's user avatar
  • 29.2k
1 vote

How to prevent colleagues infiltrating my patent?

First thing to remember is that if you work for a company they own the results of your labor and that usually includes IP. So, it is very likely the company will own any resulting patent. Thus, there ...
Eric S's user avatar
  • 11.4k
1 vote

How can I prove to someone that the inventor of an USPTO-granted patent is actually me?

What are the reliable ways to justify to a third party that the inventor of an USPTO granted patent (i.e. linked in google patents) is actually me (given that I am the real inventor)? The inventor of ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

How can I prove to someone that the inventor of an USPTO-granted patent is actually me?

The patent office public records will show the list of inventors and their city and country. In public PAIR one can see more information including the name and contact data for the attorney or agent, ...
George White's user avatar
  • 29.2k
1 vote

My professor did not write my name in the inventor list although I am the lead author on the publication that claim the product

I can't determine whether or not you should be listed as an inventor based on your description of your activities. The criteria for inventorship is not at all based on how much effort and time you put ...
Eric S's user avatar
  • 11.4k
1 vote

I want to know what my rights are?

If you didn't patent it and, and the people producing the product didn't patent it, I'm not aware of any action you would be able to take. Patents are distinct from copyright, where the creator's ...
DukeZhou's user avatar
  • 761
1 vote
Accepted

Can I order an Inventor plaque from USPTO?

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 ...
Eric S's user avatar
  • 11.4k
1 vote

Potential mutual exclusivity in a list like “at least one of a, b, c or d”

I think the basic structure you present will work the way you want it to work. In the actual wording of your claim be careful to not mix actions and structures in one claim. EDIT There was an ...
George White's user avatar
  • 29.2k
1 vote

Developed methodology listed in patent claims, yet not listed as an inventor?

Since the AIA went into effect it is easier to correct inventorship. See this article "AIA Breathes Life into Inventorship Correction in PTO", or any of numerous articles that pop up in a google ...
George White's user avatar
  • 29.2k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible