General. The following hypothetical examples teach this concept:
Hypothetical Example No. 1. Albert is one of the people listed as inventors for a particular claimed invention. Albert selects his name off the list presented by Patent Partner and completes an inventorship evaluation.
Hypothetical Example No. 2. Kate is not one of the people listed as inventors for a particular invention but she wants to determine if she should be. Kate adds her name to the list of inventors and completes an inventorship evaluation. As it is clear that she is not an inventor, she deletes her name from the list.
Hypothetical Example No. 3. Even after Nikola completes an inventorship evaluation, he and his technology manager are unsure as to whether he is a true inventor of a particular claimed invention under U.S. law. His technology manager submits his inventorship evaluation to a patent professional for a legal opinion before a patent application is filed on the invention.
Hypothetical Example No. 4. Marie completes an inventorship evaluation and discovers she is not one of the true inventors of an invention as that invention has been claimed. She noted, however, that if the invention were claimed differently, she would be an inventor. She draws this fact to the attention of her technology manager.
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