Inventors of Patent Application

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Questions: Can I patent I white box product from China after rebranding, reboxing and customizing installation?

They currently have their initial designed patent, but are unopposed to me patenting my white box design if legal?

Answer: To validly file a patent application in the US, you need to file in the name of the inventor. Simply receiving the OK from the Chinese company to file in the US is not sufficient. Therefore, your US patent application needs to be filed with the actual inventors being identified.

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Michael Shimokaji

Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.


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