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Do patent rights transfer to spouse after death?

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by choffman, May 18, 2008.

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  1. choffman

    choffman Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My husband died in 2004 and at the time of his death, he was receiving patent royalties from a university. Since then, another patent has been issued in his name. He died intestate, but I didn't go through probate as everything, except the patents, was held jointly. I live in California.

    Do I have any rights to receive royalties from his patents? Do I have any other possible rights?
     
  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    You should inherit his rights as an intellectual property holder. Have you spoken to your estate attorney (or even have one?)
     

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