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Inventorship and Fraud

Inventor and Fraud

If an inventor is under an obligation to assign the rights to an invention to a company, it would be fraud to try to file the application in the name of another. Engaging in such fraud can open up (and tip over) a can of worms for the inventor that may not be easily cleaned up.

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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