35 U.S.C. 117: Death or incapacity of inventor

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

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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.