The inventor or joint inventors of an invention have a right to be mentioned as such in any patent granted for the invention1. They also have a right to be so mentioned, if possible, in any published application for a patent for the invention and, if not so mentioned, a right to be so mentioned in an addendum or erratum slip2.
Unless he has already given the UK Intellectual Property Office3 the following information, an applicant for a patent must, within 16 months of filing the application4, file with the UK Intellectual Property Office a statement in the prescribed form5
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