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How do we reinstate our patent US 5,341,526

Patents are territorial rights and for limited period of time(i.e. 20 years). subject query patent was filed in 1992 granted in 1994 and expired way back. Since your Mother assigned you patent in 1999 ...
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Is an expired patent in the public domain?

It is important to remember that a patent does not give anybody the right to do what the patent covers. For example, if I had a patent on a more effective delivery system for MDMA or LSD, having a ...
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Is an expired patent in the public domain?

If you're sure that the patent has really expired, then the specific invention in the patent is no longer patent-protected, so the patent holder can't sue over it. However, make sure of this, because ...
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Can I patent a product that another person had a patent on but failed to pay the maintenance fees?

No Patents are applied for the benefit of the true inventor or the inventor's assignee. If you didn't invent it you can't patent it. The expiration of the original patent has zero bearing on the ...
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Patent Revival After 24 Months Expired (New Law)

Please see https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s2590.html Your question has been posted on Nov 2016, the text below is posted in 2017; but depending on the time-lapse it might still be ...
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Is there any way to track Patents which are reinstated after non-payment of maintenance fees?

If patent is lapsed due to non-payment of Maintenance fee one can revive it filing a Petition See Earlier answer Failure to pay maintenance fees Now Such Petition is Hard to track As I see no option ...
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Patent issued in 2005 and now is ceased/expired due to failure to pay maintenance fees

Your Query contains Two Issues:- 1. Can Any person revive Patent after not paying Maintenance fees? YES but in certain circumstances and not after 2 years. For more information see Failure to pay ...
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Failure to pay maintenance fees

No, the idea is not patentable anymore. Once any person anywhere publishes knowledge on how to create the invention (whether publishes it in a patent, online, in a novel, etc...), the idea can no ...
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Can the patent be revived EP 0639878 B1

Also how long are patent granted for 15 years or 20 years and is this from the date o publication or from the date of Granting of the patent. Quoting the EPO's website: "The maximum term of a ...
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Has patent # US6926341 expired due to non-payment?

Yes, that is true, and it is very easy to get this information using google/patents. If that patent number is entered at google/patents and you look at the very bottom of the page you will see:
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