How to Transfer Patent Ownership Patent ownership starts with the inventors. It is fairly straightforward, however, to transfer ownership to a company. Every patent application must identify at least one inventor, and ownership presumptively starts with that person. To transfer patent ownership to a company or another entity, each inventor must sign a document called […]
Articles Tagged: joint patent ownership
What is joint ownership of a patent?
Each co-owner of a jointly held patent can make, use, sell and license the patented invention. Licensing is the main concern with a jointly owned patent since each co-owner can grant non-exclusive licenses without having to obtain the consent of other joint owners. Joint patent ownership can create a messy situation where no single patent owner has the […]