Am I over reacting guys?????? At my previous company i designed a cool new mechancial product. I applied for a patent for this item, and left the company just under a year later. I rang my ex box a year ago to find out about the progress of the patent and when it would be filed, to which he sort of fobbed me off with and answer and emailed me some correspondance from the patant lawyer which said that it had been filed as a patent and was due for release in 2009. Since then i have tried to find out about the patent on my invention and stumbled accorss it on a patent search database, but there is no mention of me as the inventor, just my Ex managers name. I am pretty angry about this, and although i no longer work there, it was my fist ever patent and i am very proud of it. The patent was applied for when i still worked there and I was the guy who invented the damn thing. Is this unreasonable for them to have done this? Or do you think I'm over reacting? I feel pretty let down about it all, but suspected that my imcompetent ego crazy ex boss would probably do this :( What do you think?