Assignee, obligated assignee, or person
having sufficient proprietary interest as applicant in an international
[Editor Note: Applicable only to patent applications
filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) or
363 on or after September 16,
A person to whom the inventor has
assigned or is under an obligation to assign the invention may be
an applicant in an international application which designates the
United States of America. A person who otherwise shows sufficient
proprietary interest in the matter may be an applicant in an
international application which designates the United States of
America on proof of the pertinent facts and a showing that such
action is appropriate to preserve the rights of the parties.
Neither any showing required under
paragraph (a) of this section nor documentary evidence of ownership
or proprietary interest will be required or considered by the
Office in the international stage, but will be required in the
national stage in accordance with the conditions and requirements
of § 1.46.
[Added, 77 FR 48776, Aug. 14, 2012, effective Sept. 16,
[*The changes effective Sept. 16, 2012 are
applicable only to patent applications filed under 35 U.S.C.
on or after Sept.