35 U.S.C. 117: Death or incapacity of inventor
Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 10.2019, Last Revised in June 2020
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35 U.S.C. 117 Death or incapacity of inventor.
Legal representatives of deceased inventors and of those under legal incapacity may make application for patent upon compliance with the requirements and on the same terms and conditions applicable to the inventor.