29 March 2021Jurisdiction reportsPaul J Sutton

US jurisdiction report: Patent inventorship errors

It is the patent attorney, or patent agent, who is responsible for correctly and properly identifying in the patent application the name(s) of all true inventors of the technology sought to be patented. It resides with the honest judgement of the patent attorney—not the owner of the patent rights, nor the supervisor on the project that yields inventions, nor the dominating personality of any individual or individuals who by virtue of internal political pressure actually implement any inventions that result from projects.

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