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I'll preface this with stating I am not a lawyer so I'll avoid commenting on what is "legal". You have filed a provisional patent application. There is no such thing as a provisional patent. Provisional applications never become patents on their own. You and your co-inventors will need to file a non-provisional application which will have claims. ...


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The usual arrangement with inventors working in a company is that the company owns the work product and the inventors have no ownership. Some companies like the one I last worked at provided an award at a patents issuance as an incentive. If this is the case with you, then there is little reason for the company to try to exclude you as it doesn't change ...


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Before the AIA law changing inventorship was difficult and in some cases impossible. Some changes required statements that the previous inventor listing was an "error [that] occurred without deceptive intention". Under AIA it is very easy to change. It requires an oath or declaration of anyone being added. See the rule 37 CFR 148. A company would ...


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