Durham, NC asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for North Carolina

Q: How do I get in contact with a person who holds a patent?

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Moorestown, NJ

A: I presume that you mean the inventor. The inventor is listed on the front page of the patent, typically with the name of the town and state where the inventor lives. You can then search for this person on LinkedIn, Ancestry, other social media, or just Google him/her

If you are coming up with no luck (say that the inventor maintains a low profile), and if the patent is recent enough, then you can find the inventor's residential address on PAIR.

If you instead mean the owner of the patent, then search for the owner on the assignments website at the US Patent Office. https://assignment.uspto.gov/patent/index.html#/patent/search

Good luck!

--Peter Mlynek

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