MPEP 1481.01
Correction of Assignees’ Names

This is the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in Januay 2018

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1481.01    Correction of Assignees’ Names [R-08.2012]

The Fee(s) Transmittal Form portion (PTOL-85B) of the Notice of Allowance provides a space (item 3) for assignment data which should be completed in order to comply with 37 CFR 3.81. Unless an assignee’s name and address are identified in the appropriate space for specifying the assignee, (i.e., item 3 of the Fee(s) Transmittal Form PTOL-85B), the patent will issue to the applicant. Assignment data printed on the patent will be based solely on the information so supplied.

Any request for the issuance of an application in the name of the assignee submitted after the date of payment of the issue fee, and any request for a patent to be corrected to state the name of the assignee must:

  • (A) state that the assignment was submitted for recordation as set forth in 37 CFR 3.11 before issuance of the patent;
  • (B) include a request for a certificate of correction under 37 CFR 1.323 along with the fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.20(a); and
  • (C) include the processing fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(i).

See 37 CFR 3.81(b).