FOR A PATENT
Who may apply for a patent. Any person, natural or
may apply for a patent. If the applicant is not the inventor, the
Office may require him to submit proof of his authority to apply for a
When the applicant dies; becomes insane.
the applicant dies, becomes insane or incapacitated, the legally
administrator, executor, guardian, conservator, or representative of
applicant, may sign the application papers and other documents, and
for and obtain the patent in the name of the applicant, his heirs or
Assigned invention and patent. In case the whole
in the invention is assigned, the application may be filed by or in the
name of the assignee who may sign the application. In case the assignee
is a juridical person, any officer thereof may sign the application in
behalf of the said person. In case of an aliquot portion or
interest, any of the joint owners will sign the application.
Juridical person; definition. A
is a body of persons, a corporation, a partnership, or other legal
that is recognized by law which grants a juridical personality separate
and distinct from that of a share holder, partner or member.
Proof of authority. If the person who signs the
in behalf of a juridical person is an officer of the corporation, no
of authority to file the said application will be required.
if any other person signs for and in behalf of a juridical person, the
Bureau shall require him to submit proof of authority to sign the
If the applicant
appoints a representative to prosecute and sign the application, the
shall require proof of such authority.
Forms of signatures. Where a signature is
the Office may accept:
use of other
forms of signature, such as a printed or stamped signature, or the use
of a seal, or thumb marks, instead of a handwritten signature:
That where a seal or a thumbmark is used, it should be accompanied by
indication in letters of the name of the signatory.
No attestation, notarization,
legalization or other certification of any signature or other means of
self-identification referred to in the preceding paragraphs, will be
except, where the signature concerns the surrender of a letters