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Is a person or small business
Is a person or small business
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[[Fee Status Table]]

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Story: What happened to the American Small Inventor

  • Identify small inventors
  • Are they patenting more or less
  • Has AIA helped them
  • Are their patents being attacked in IPR/litigation
  • What do they do with their IP (license/transfer)
  • What are they valued at

Micro Entities

Include institutes of higher education (those meeting definition in 20 U.S. Code § 1001: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/20/1001

either an employee of institute of higher education OR
rights to patent will be assigned to institute of higher education
however if the university applies for a patent with the university as the investor/applicant then cannot be a microentity

Small Entities

Is a person or small business

How to find: Fee Status Table