37 CFR 1.730: Applicant for extension of patent term; signature requirements

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

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1.730    Applicant for extension of patent term; signature requirements.

  • (a) Any application for extension of a patent term must be submitted by the owner of record of the patent or its agent and must comply with the requirements of § 1.740.
  • (b) If the application is submitted by the patent owner, the application must be signed either by:
    • (1) The patent owner in compliance with § 3.73(c) of this chapter; or
    • (2) A registered practitioner on behalf of the patent owner.
  • (c) If the application is submitted on behalf of the patent owner by an agent of the patent owner (e.g., a licensee of the patent owner), the application must be signed by a registered practitioner on behalf of the agent. The Office may require proof that the agent is authorized to act on behalf of the patent owner.
  • (d) If the application is signed by a registered practitioner, the Office may require proof that the practitioner is authorized to act on behalf of the patent owner or agent of the patent owner.
[Added 52 FR 9395, Mar. 24, 1987, effective May 26, 1987; revised, 65 FR 54604, Sept. 8, 2000, effective Nov. 7, 2000; para. (b)(1) revised, 77 FR 48776, Aug. 14, 2012, effective Sept. 16, 2012]