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It depends on the contract between you and your (ex-)employer and your state laws. If your employer does not want to pursue the patent application, in some jurisdictions/contracts they have to ask you if you want to pursue the application instead. In others, all you can do is ask them nicely if they transfer the patent to you or take your money to pay the ...


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For European Patent (applications), you can get more detailed payment information in EPregister: https://register.epo.org/regviewer?lng=en In particular, there you can also see warnings due to late or non-payment of fees by clicking on "All Documents" in the menu on the left when inspecting a given file. For an EP, "designated states" are the countries in ...


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I am willing to pay the issue fee myself. Is this allowed? I do not believe it is possible to validly pay the fee yourself (though, since I have never had the occasion to try, I could be wrong). The issuance procedure generally requires that a fee transmittal form be sent along with the fee (MPEP § 1303). This form must be signed by the applicant (or their ...


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In most countries, it is mandatory that patent applications are filed by patent attorney or agent registered in that country on behalf of inventor. For those countries means of payment of fees from 'your account' is purely academic. What @ DonQuiKong has said about payment procedure is right. However, few countries like the US, India allow filing by ...


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Does this preclude me from filing more than five applications (all at micro entity pricing) at the same time? Almost certainly. The relevant rule is provide by 37 CFR 1.29(a), which requires (emphasis added): (a) To establish micro entity status under this paragraph, the applicant must certify that: ... (2) Neither the applicant nor the inventor ...


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There are no bulk filing fees at the U.S. Patent Office. http://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/fees-and-payment/uspto-fee-schedule There are discounts such as the micro entity and small entity fee schedules if you qualify. However, the micro-entity works against bulk filing. If you are planning on using a patent attorney or patent agent to ...


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Google Patent search does not include Taiwan patents now, therefore it has nothing to do with legal status of said patent. Currently Google search covers United States, Europe, International (WIPO), China, Germany and Canada. hope it answers your query.


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