How to Transfer Ownership of Patents

How to transfer patent ownership Clients applying for patents for the first time often express a hesitation in identifying inventors, especially when they (the principals of the company) are not the inventors. Those concerns are typically allayed when they understand that a patent assignment can easily transfer ownership of the patent rights to another entity. […]

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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 […]

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