37 CFR 1.43 (pre‑AIA): When the inventor is insane or legally incapacitated

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

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1.43 (pre‑AIA)    When the inventor is insane or legally incapacitated.

[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 an inventor is insane or otherwise legally incapacitated, the legal representative (guardian, conservator, etc.) of such inventor may make the necessary oath or declaration, and apply for and obtain the patent.

[48 FR 2709, Jan. 20, 1983, effective Feb. 27, 1983]
[*See § 1.43 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]