Q: Is it legal that Facebook are the Assignee of a patent that I'm his inventor, and I never gave my permission to them?

I used to work in a start-up that was bought by Facebook, but I didn't continue working there after the company was merged into Facebook, I refused to their relocation offer, and I never gave my permission for any IP I created in the start-up to be used by them. Now, Years after, I see that they do own patents that I'm one of the investors but Facebook is their assignee. They chased me a lot in the past to sign for giving up my rights regarding this IP, but I never signed anything. Is it legal that they own the patent now?

1 Lawyer Answer

A: This question cannot be answered properly here on Justia because the facts are to thin. Suggest you contact a patent attorney and pay them to advise you.

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