37 CFR 1.422: Legal representative as applicant in an international application

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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1.422    Legal representative as applicant in an international application.

[Editor Note: Applicable only to patent applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) or 363 on or after September 16, 2012*]

If an inventor is deceased or under legal incapacity, the legal representative of the inventor may be an applicant in an international application which designates the United States of America.

[Revised, 77 FR 48776, Aug. 14, 2012, effective Sept. 16, 2012]
[*The changes effective Sept. 16, 2012 are applicable only to patent applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) or 363 on or after Sept. 16, 2012. See § 1.422 (pre‑AIA) for the rule otherwise in effect.]