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Co-Inventors: Who Owns the Patent Rights?


A joint invention arises from the combined efforts of two or more inventors. Once a patent is granted, however, the inventors do not necessarily share in the rewards. Each inventor can grant licenses under the patent without sharing the royalties with the other(s), and each can practice the invention without seeking permission from, or paying royalties to, the other(s).

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