MPEP 719.02
Residence of Inventor Changed

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

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719.02    Residence of Inventor Changed [R-07.2015]

The distinction between "residence" and mailing address should not be lost sight of. See MPEP § 602.08(a).

Unless specifically requested by applicant, the residence(s) associated with the inventor(s) will not be changed. For example, if a new oath gives a different residence from the original, the file will not be changed.

For a patent application publication to be published with residence information that differs from that originally filed, the revised information must be entered into the Office electronic records at least nine weeks before the publication date of the application. For patent applications filed on or after September 16, 2012, in order for a patent to issue with the new residence, applicants must file a corrected Application Data Sheet (37 CFR 1.76(c) ) showing the new residence information with underlining for insertions and strike-through or brackets for text removed. See MPEP § 601.05(a). For applications filed prior to September 16, 2012, applicants are strongly encouraged to file a Supplemental Application Data Sheet showing the new residence information preferably with underlining for insertions and strike-through or brackets for text removed. See MPEP § 601.05(b).