Sharing Patent Ownership

Introduction Participants in a new business venture that incorporates a concept subject of a actual or intended patent application, often to seek to document their mutual participation in the venture by joining as co-inventors.  This is not a good idea. As I mentioned in my earlier blog “Who is the Inventor”, the law provides that each…

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Who is the Inventor?

Introduction Often, participants in a startup venture wish to confirm the “ownership” or participation status be seeking to be named in a patent application.  These participants may be making valuable contributions to the venture, but they may not have technical backgrounds and have not contributed to the inception or creation of a working model of the…

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