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Want to know if I may apply for the patent or not

A sentence cannot be patented. It can be protected under copyrights. A patent is granted to an invention which has new and inventive solution to a technical problem. You may want to refer the ...
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Micro Entity Filing Status and ownership issues when there is more than one inventor

Do not put this person's name on the patent as an inventor! And please do not treat their advice as gospel. First, they are breaking the rules by providing advice to you about your filing. It is ...
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Multiple inventions in US provisional patent, inventors in split application?

Once any non-provisional application that claims priority from a provisional is published or granted, that provisional is open for public inspection. So yes to question 1. The provisional itself is ...
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Want to leave my job, but have a patent pending for work I did while working at that corporation

Will I still be able to (legally/ethically) claim that I have a patent on my resume? It's a bit ambiguous to use "have", as it might be interpreted to mean that you own the patent, which it sounds ...
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Inventor omitted from the provisional application

The local employment laws and any agreements you have with the company will govern the ownership issues. I do not have any knowledge in that realm. However, if there is no agreement or action of law ...
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Inventor omitted from the provisional application

I am not your attorney. The following educational information might not be appropriate for your situation. You might want to consult your own attorney. The US constitution gives the intellectual ...
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Transfering ownership before grant

Definitely - it is done by employee inventors right at the time of filing, for example. The steps would be to draw up and sign an assignment agreement, record it with the USPTO (like recording a deed) ...
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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 ...
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Can I file a patent on my mother's name since I work for a company?

In the U.S., the true inventors must be named in a patent application, even if the application is ultimately assigned to a company. Failing to name all the true inventors or naming inventors who did ...
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Why does Google Patents not display the primary inventor's name first?

Google has nothing to do with the order of inventor, they host just display and index tools. it displays the exact order as listed in USPTO granted patent. Most likely your attorney/agent has listed ...
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Can I claim royalties on this invention that was stolen from my father?

Probably not, but it depends. Most employers have a written agreement with their employees that assigns the ownership of inventions developed during employment to the employer. This means the ...
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Inventor not included

Under the AIA law of 2012 wrong inventorship can be corrected without regard to deceptive intent. No longer a reason to tear up a patent.
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My old patented invention appears to be patented again

Any claim that covers embodiments rendered obvious by the description of the previous patent is invalid. At first glance it appears that the newer patent adds a lot of constraints to the structure; ...
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How can I protect a new form of physical fitness, using conventional workout routines and moves, on an non-conventional surface?

First off, don't disclose any more details about your ideas on the Internet. Also, don't disclose the idea to others without a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in place first. Almost any public ...
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Stolen inventorship and compensation

I can see a few issues which I will briefly discuss, though this is more of a long comment rather than an answer. This is very much a case where a patent attorney or lawyer should get involved. Who ...
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Want to know if I may apply for the patent or not

You cannot patent a sentence. Here are the list of ideas or innovations that cannot be patented. Laws of nature Physical phenomena Abstract ideas Literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works (...
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How to Patent Artwork Plus Captioning

Patents cover inventions. Neither an artwork nor captioning are inventions, and so would not eligible for a patent. You may be thinking of copyright, which covers creative works. If so, that's off ...
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Am I an inventor if I created the prediction model the product relies on?

I am not a lawyer, but I do have quite a few patents to my credit. My test is this: is there at least one claim where the novelty is based on your contribution. So look at the claims. Is one of them ...
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Co-inventor filed same invention again as sole inventor -- Double patenting? Inequitable conduct?

Double patenting results when the right to exclude granted by a first patent is unjustly extended by the grant of a later issued patent or patents.The doctrine of double patenting has been created to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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-...
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A previous employer has patented something I helped invent but hasn't included me as an inventor. What are my options?

In the EU, you can start an entitlement proceeding and/or give a notice to the office with a claim to the right to be mentioned as an inventor. Especially, if the EU is meant the European patent ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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A question regarding Inventorship

I am not a lawyer so this is not legal advice. It is possible that someone else at "P-House" invented exactly the same thing as Bob did after Bob left, but is seems unlikely. Bob could ...
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Want to leave my job, but have a patent pending for work I did while working at that corporation

Most likely an assignment of IP would be in place. You can mention it in your resume as inventor, as you are the inventor. however in future you might have to sign forms if required.
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A patent from a company and from private

In every company I've worked for, if I invent something as a part of my employment, the company owns the rights to the patent. I simply would not have the option of patenting it myself. If I were to ...
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Question about the original assignee in this patent

How do you find a company? You search on the internet. A Google search yielded this: https://www.ca-registry.com/C0480237-roto-rico-co-inc amongst other hits. Evidently, the company has dissolved.
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