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Can the same patent be extended to a new country without one of the original co-author

Especially in the U.S., correct inventorship is important. Co-inventors are not strictly analogous with co-authors. In the U.S., all true inventors must be listed. An inventor is someone who makes a ...
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Is it legal to use a nominee in a patent application?

No, in the US at least, a true inventor must be named. And an address given. Other places may not have the same principle that ownership starts with inventors. In the US, a person who is an inventor ...
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Are patents WO2015191648A1 and US20190365145A1 valid? Another older patent covers claims 1 - 4. What to do in such a case?

First thing to point out, neither WO2015191648A1 nor US20190365145A1 are patents. Both are applications. Applications get reviewed by patent offices and only if they are deemed sufficiently new and ...
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Has patent EP2111747A3 been granted?

This is the list of examination ("prosecution") events for this EPO application: https://register.epo.org/application?number=EP09010216&lng=en&tab=doclist As you can see, there has been a ...
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Status of the application

The best place to determine the status of US patents and applications is the US Public Pair site. In the case of US20070257041, the current status is "Abandoned -- Failure to Respond to an Office ...
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Expired Patent?

Am I in the clear to manufacture this product? Not necessarily. Even if the marked patent is expired, there may be other patents (or designs) that are pending and in force, which would cover the ...
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How to find whether patent is pending or granted and its issue date, if granted

You can use one of several search tools. One that I like is Espacenet run by the European Patent Office. I provided the application number (not the publication number) and this is the URL to get to ...
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Is patent US 5,504,055 expired?

For applications file prior to June 8th, 1995, the patent term is either 17 years from the issue date or 20 years from the filing date of the earliest U.S. or international (PCT) application to which ...
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