company employment states whatever is developed while employed belongs to the company. if they are going to sin off these patents/ideas or sell them as equity when selling the company, can there be anything in it for me?
Based on what you have stated, it isn't likely that you have a legal right to any compensation. You begin your question by noting that "company employment states whatever is developed while employed belongs to the company...." This aspect of an employment agreement, coupled with...Read more »
The acceptance of a provisional patent application is a clerical matter. They just make sure that you submitted something and paid the fee. It is hard to not get a filing receipt for a provisional patent application.
To get a non-provisional patent application granted takes...Read more »
"conceives, creates, invents, designs, develops, contributes to or improves any works of authorship, inventions, materials, documents or other work product or other intellectual property, either alone or in conjunction with third parties, at any time during... Read more »
This question comes up all the time. You will need to take the contract and employee manuals that deal with the duty to assign inventions to an attorney in the state where you work. There are some states that have limits on the scope of this mandatory assignment clause for employees.
Patent attorneys analyze an invention to determine if it is patentable (is allowable subject matter under Section 101, is novel under 102, and is non-obvious under 103). Drafting a patent application is very specific, especially the claims. A method claim in a utility patent may run between $3,000...Read more »
The question is whether those of skill in the art looking at Pat. No. 9,726,971 and everything previously known in all public writings in all languages from the beginning of time would consider your modification of the process in 9726971 to be a non-obvious modification. Notice that the pool of...Read more »
Multiple companies like Singer, Dritz and less well known companies sell sewing tape measures. How do they escape infringing on patents? Further, how can multiple companies sell retractable tape measures without infringing?
Well, I think that you are in luck. Patent litigation was typically not taken on a contingency basis, but after the NTP v RIM case, where the plaintiff attorney earned over $200 million on a $612M verdict, many more firms are looking at this. Typically, however, you should be ready to pay a...Read more »
my son took his step dads bebe gun tried to play with it. he tried to get it out of my sons hands and my son pulled the trigger and it shot my sons wrist and left a bruse/cut. the school asked my son wat happened and he told them a fib and said that rob had him hold a pumpkin while rob shot it but... Read more »
Get a patent application filed before you talk to your client. Talk to a patent lawyer about it.
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