Patent

Who owns the rights to a patent? The employer or inventor?

Generally the person who completes the patent application is the owner of the patent and granted the rights it secures. However, in the case of an inventor who creates a process or item while employed by a company, there may be some discrepancy in who owns the patent rights. If you are ever unsure about…

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Do I Need an Attorney to Acquire a Patent?

Starting a patent application is not just a matter of filling out several stacks of paperwork, submitting diagrams, and paying fees. It requires knowledge of patent law, patent office procedure, as well as knowledge of the scientific or technical matters of the idea, process, or product you intend to patent. Is It Possible to File a…

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The Steps to Acquiring a Technology Patent

The patent application process is time-consuming, expensive and can be complicated depending on the nature of the idea or invention you are patenting. Especially in the case of a technology patent where extensive documentation and diagrams are necessary, you may find it beneficial to have help. Hiring a Los Angeles patent attorney with experience in…

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Rights of the Inventor When Applying for a Patent

The patent application process can be complicated yet necessary to protect your rights as an inventor. You may find the patent application process is simplified by hiring a trusted Los Angeles patent attorney to help you organize your documentation and provide counsel should any problems arise during or after the patent application process. Your Rights…

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