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Taken from the 9th Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08. 102: Conditions for patentability; novelty.
Manual of Patent Examining Procedure ( MPEP) Ninth Edition, Revision 08. Mpep ownership and assignment. , ( Last Revised Jan.
Change of Owner ( Assignment) and Change of Owner Name. During examination of a pending patent application or after the patent is granted, the owner of the patent may change: 1) the original owner may transfer ownership to another entity or party, through an " assignment; " or 2) the original owner may retain ownership but change its name.