• Posts Tagged ‘agreement to assign’

    Battle Lines Drawn

    by  • January 22, 2018 • patent • 0 Comments

    I previously reported on a case involving a missing patent assignment from an employee. The missing document didn’t prevent the Patent Office from issuing the patent though; the successor to the rights of the other co-inventors submitted the inventor’s employment agreement to the Patent Office and it thereafter issued the patent. However, the district...

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    Important New Patent Ownership Decision!

    by  • June 11, 2011 • patent

    Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior Univ. v. Roche Molecular Sys., Inc. In an important new decision, the Supreme Court held that Congress did not change one of the fundamental precepts of patent law – that the individual inventor is the original owner of invention – obliquely, through an ambiguous definition of...

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