37 CFR 1.46 (pre‑AIA): Assigned inventions and patents

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

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1.46 (pre‑AIA)    Assigned inventions and patents.

[Editor Note: Not applicable to patent applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a), 363, or 385 on or after September 16, 2012*]

In case the whole or a part interest in the invention or in the patent to be issued is assigned, the application must still be made or authorized to be made, and an oath or declaration signed, by the inventor or one of the persons mentioned in §§ 1.42, 1.43, or 1.47. However, the patent may be issued to the assignee or jointly to the inventor and the assignee as provided in § 3.81.

[48 FR 2709, Jan. 20, 1983, effective Feb. 27, 1983; 57 FR 29642, July 6, 1992, effective Sept. 4, 1992]
[*See § 1.46 for more information and for the rule applicable to patent applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) or 363 on or after Sept. 16, 2012]