West Lafayette, IN asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Intellectual Property for Indiana

Q: Am I still entitled to recieve my late husbands patent funds eighteen months since his passing? How long do I wait?

My husband passed away five weeks after a patent application was filed. Eighteen months later it was granted by the USPTO. There were other patents, and I did recieve monies to those. I called HR and my calls are not answered, or returned. Same for e-mails.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: I'm sorry for your loss. Regarding your late husband's patent funds, it is important to review the specific circumstances and agreements related to the patents. Typically, the entitlement to receive patent funds would depend on factors such as the terms outlined in your husband's employment contract, any agreements with the company, or the provisions of his will. If you have not received the funds or received any communication from HR, it may be advisable to consult with an attorney who specializes in intellectual property and estate matters. They can help assess the situation, review any relevant documents, and guide you on the appropriate steps to take. It's important to gather all relevant information and take timely action to protect your rights and interests.

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