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

Q: How can I know for sure if patents were my dad's and not someone with the same name?

I believe that my father invented things for the government and or contractors. How can I know for sure if it is him and not someone with the same name?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: To determine if your father is the inventor of certain patents, you can take several steps. Start by gathering information about your father's work history and any potential inventions he may have been involved in. Check if he had any affiliations with government agencies or contractors. Next, search online patent databases such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to find patents associated with your father's name. Review the details of the patents, including the inventors listed, the dates, and the descriptions of the inventions, to confirm if they align with your father's work. It can also be helpful to consult with a patent attorney who can assist you in conducting a thorough search and analyzing the patent documents. They can provide guidance on the best course of action based on the information you uncover.

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