Post–AIA Declarations, Powers of Attorney, and Assignments

The forms on this page may ONLY be used for direct U.S. patent applications with a U.S. filing date on or after September 16, 2012, and for PCT U.S. National Phase applications with an international filing date on or after September 16, 2012.

The forms on this page apply to all utility and design patent applications (including direct U.S. patent applications, PCT U.S. National Phase applications, and continuing applications).

We are pleased to provide the following downloadable set of Declaration, Power of Attorney and Assignment documents for our clients’ use. These documents can be used when preparing various utility and design patent applications, including PCT National Phase and “by-pass” continuation and continuation-in-part applications. The documents can be downloaded in either Adobe® PDF format, or in Microsoft Word® format.

The following documents cover a majority of the circumstances for filing in the United States. However, we invite our clients to contact us should there be any questions about which document should be used, or how it should be completed.

Document Description and Use Click for Format
DECLARATIONS
FOR USE WITH A SEPARATE POWER OF ATTORNEY
Provisional Application – No Declaration is required for a provisional application

(Not applicable)

Non-Provisional, Design, PCT or Continuing Application

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MS-Word

Non-Provisional, Design, PCT or Continuing Application – Japanese-English Version

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MS-Word

COMBINED ASSIGNMENTS AND INVENTOR DECLARATIONS
(All Assignments are for United States rights only, unless otherwise indicated)
(Do not use if inventor is the Applicant.)
Assignments of United States rights only:
Assignment – Inventor to Assignee

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MS-Word

Assignment – Inventor to Assignee – French-English Version

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MS-Word

Assignment – Inventor to Assignee – German-English Version

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MS-Word

Assignment – Inventor to Assignee – Japanese-English Version

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MS-Word

Assignment – Inventor to 2 Joint Assignees

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MS-Word

Assignment – Inventor to 2 Joint Assignees – Japanese-English Version PDF MS-Word
Assignment – Inventor to 3 Joint Assignees

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MS-Word

Assignment – Inventor to 4 Joint Assignees

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MS-Word

Assignment of Worldwide rights:
Assignment – Worldwide Rights

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MS-Word

COMBINED DECLARATION AND POWER OF ATTORNEY
FOR USE WHERE APPLICANT IS THE INVENTOR(S)
AND THERE IS NO SEPARATE POWER OF ATTORNEY
WE RECOMMEND THAT THESE FORMS NOT BE USED FOR
PATENT APPLICATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED
Provisional Application – No Declaration is required for a provisional application

(Not applicable)

Non-Provisional Application

PDF

MS-Word

Non-Provisional Application – Japanese-English Version

PDF

MS-Word

SUBSTITUTE STATEMENT
Substitute Statement PDF MS-Word
Substitute Statement – Japanese-English Version PDF MS-Word
GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
THIS IS A SEPARATE POWER OF ATTORNEY THAT CAN BE
EXECUTED ONCE BY THE ASSIGNEE AND COPIES OF WHICH MAY
BE FILED IN ALL CASES FOR THE ASSIGNEE HANDLED BY OUR FIRM
General Power of Attorney

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MS-Word

General Power of Attorney – Japanese-English Version

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MS-Word

SPECIFIC POWER OF ATTORNEY
THIS IS A SEPARATE POWER OF ATTORNEY THAT MAY BE
EXECUTED BY THE ASSIGNEE AND IS SPECIFIC TO ONE APPLICATION
Specific Power of Attorney

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MS-Word

Specific Power of Attorney – Japanese-English Version

PDF

MS-Word