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Divorces, Community Property and Patents — the Problem of the Ex-Spouse

Many universities have standard patent assignment agreements that assign inventions of a university employee to the university. But what if the inventor is married? Or, what if the inventor marries during his or her...more

Does Your Employee's Ex Own Your Key Patent?

A recent Federal Circuit case may cause companies to reconsider their form of patent assignment agreements and give greater consideration to the effect of community property laws on patent rights. Patent rights initially...more

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