Who is the patent owner? US law presumes that a patent application is owned by the individual inventor(s) unless another person or entity is properly identified and substantiated as the patent owner. So the inventor is assumed the owner unless otherwise indicated. Who is the patent applicant? As far as patent applications are concerned, “applicant” basically means […]
Can an Assignee also be identified as an Applicant in a US national phase application? Yes, if the earliest filing date of the US national phase application is after September 16, 2012 (post patent reform/AIA). For a fuller discussion of patent applicant vs. assignee, see here.