- Invention Assignment Agreement
Invention Assignment Agreement"Does your company have a ""secret sauce?"" Are your employees creating amazing things for your company every day? If so, make sure all your employees sign an Invention Assignment Agreement. Even though court's typically recognize company ownership for its intellectual property, disputes over who owns what still come up all the time. An Invention Assignment Agreement is an easy way to put it in writing.An Invention Assignment Agreement is an agreement between an employer and employee where an employee agrees that anything created on behalf of the company (on the company's dime) will be owned by the company. Invention Assignment Agreements are s in technology companies and emerging start-ups but can also be used for a number of other business types. Keep in mind that the inventions or other intellectual property must be related to the company's business. For example, if you run a construction company and your tile guy invents a new type of vacuum cleaner, then you won't have rights to the invention just because you had him sign an Invention Assignment Agreement."
- Patent Application Assignment
Patent Application Assignment"If you've invented a great new product and you don't want to wait years before you start profiting from it, you can file a Patent Application Assignment to transfer or sell your rights ahead of time. You can use this document to transfer the rights to your patent application to your company, or another entity or person, well before the patent application is approved. You can also use a Patent Application Assignment to change the name on a pending patent. Getting a patent is a hurry-up-and-wait process: according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it can take an average of 2 to 3 years. If you want to make sure the right person has the rights to your new idea when you get the government's stamp of approval for its originality, you can jump the gun with a Patent Application Assignment. It won't get you a patent faster, but it will protect you, whether you're the inventor or the other party interested in the rights. Nobody wants to wait two years—or more—for a patent to be approved. A Patent Application Assignment can help you declare or change who owns the rights to the new invention, even as you wait for it to become official."
- Patent Assignment
Patent Assignment"Just like you need a bill of sale to transfer ownership of a car, you need a patent assignment to transfer ownership of a patent. A patent assignment is an agreement where the owner of a patent (assignor) transfers ownership to another party (assignee). You can also use a patent assignment to add or remove an owner from the patent. This patent assignment can be used to transfer a registered patent or a patent application that has not been issued yet. Both assignments for a registered patent and a patent application must be filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)."
- Payment Agreement
Payment Agreement"This Loan Agreement is used to loan or borrow money with or without interest included. It states the terms, rights and obligations that apply to a loan. It specifies the amount of the loan, the interest rate, the repayment terms and includes other specific provisions."
- Provisional Patent Application
Provisional Patent Application"You've done it! You've invented something everyone needs and the world is going to beat a path to your door. With a Provisional Patent Application, you can put your name on your invention, and protect the time and money you invested if your provisional patent status is approved. We'll help you create a Provisional Patent Application to file with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.With the time you've spent perfecting your invention, it's worth taking a little more time protecting it. You'll need to file for a patent so you can prevent it from being copied. Filing for a Provisional Patent is a popular option. This application includes a cover sheet, a written description (known as the specification) and a series of drawings that describe in detail the structure of your invention and how it operates. Although you'll still need to file the full Non-Provisional Application within 12 months, the Provisional Application is easier to complete and since it takes less time to put together, could establish an earlier filing date (which is important if you want to beat others to the idea). After you've filed the Provisional Patent Application, you may also use the term "patent pending." Many inventors prefer to file the Provisional Patent first, because it saves their filing date, giving them more time to get the Non-Provisional Patent done, which is generally more involved."