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MPEP Rules are NOT Up-to-Date! BEWARE!

By: Sandra Jackson Just recently, I was asked to research a patent question.  This required me to look for the answer in the patent Bible, otherwise known as the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP).  To solve the issue that I was asked to research, I prepared the necessary documents as outlined in the MPEP, […]

Obtaining Patent Rights For A Deceased Inventor

Obtaining Patent Rights For A Deceased Inventor

If an inventor passes away prior to filing a patent application, or prior to executing an oath or declaration, a substitute statement can be filed by the deceased inventor’s legal representative.

The Effect Of Listing An Improper Inventor On A Patent Application

The Effect Of Listing An Improper Inventor On A Patent Application

An inventor is someone that has had some sort of input into a claim that is listed in a patent application. If an improper inventor is listed on a patent application, then the patent that may eventually issue may be invalidated. This is also the case when not all of the inventors are listed on the patent application.

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