37 CFR 1.422 (pre-AIA): When the inventor is dead
Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 10.2019, Last Revised in June 2020
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1.422 (pre-AIA) When the inventor is dead.[Editor Note: Not applicable to patent applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) or 363 on or after September 16, 2012*]
In case of the death of the inventor, the legal representative (executor, administrator, etc.) of the deceased inventor may file an international application which designates the United States of America.
[*See § 1.422 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.]