My grandpa and his friend invented something and have had a patent. Is it possible for me , his grandchild , with permission from his wife , take over his half of the patent to try to sell it ?
answered on Dec 15, 2021
This is not really a patent question. This is a question under state law of whether your grandfather assigned the invention to another party. If he assigned his rights, you have nothing to license to anyone. If there was a contract, then maybe there is room to regain the rights.... Read more »
Here's an example:
2006-09-19: Application granted
2020-01-15: Application status is Expired - Fee Related
2024-05-04: Adjusted expiration
My question is re: the last two lines. Is the expiration truly now 2024, not 2020? I'm just not sure how those fields... Read more »
answered on Jan 15, 2020
Google is not the definitive record. If you have anything that looks odd, you need to go to the official record which is accessible by https://portal.uspto.gov/pair/PublicPair
I hope that this helps.
Kevin E Flynn
answered on Oct 11, 2019
This is an example of a legal word having two different meanings. The word patent used to mean a right that was granted by the monarch or the government for something, including a right to hold some land, or the exclusive right to sell a certain product in the kingdom. Nowadays,... Read more »
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