The fee for registering a document transmitted electronically in 37 CFR 1.21 (h) (1) is currently USD 0. Customers should check the current pricing plan on The Office website before submitting registration documents. If a registration fee is required, you will find detailed information on the payment of fees at MPEP 509. In addition to documents that constitute a transfer or alteration of ownership, other documents relating to the interests of patents or applications are generally covered. These documents, which are accepted for registration, are licensing agreements and agreements that generate interest in security. These documents are recorded in the public interest to notify third parties of appropriate interests or other matters relevant to the ownership of a patent or application. Documents that are not admitted to registration include the right of lawyers to pledge against patents or patent applications. See In re Refusal of Assignment Branch to Record Attorney`s Link, 8 USPQ2d 1446 (Comm`r Pat. 1988). 37 CFR 3.27 determines how documents submitted for registration should be sent to the Agency. In order to ensure prompt and correct processing, documents and their covers must be sent to Mail Stop Assignment Recordation Services, Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Post office 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, unless they are filed with new applications. Applications for registration of documents accompanying new applications must be addressed to the Patent Commissioner, Post box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
With respect to the transfer of the will provision, the Court found that the language had not resulted in an immediate transfer. On the contrary, the language merely invoked an extended attribution obligation and the existence of the fiduciary provision in the employment contract underpins this interpretation, since the non-awarded co-inventive cannot immediately cede the rights while holding them in trust. Form PTO-1595, the cover sheet of the registration form, can be used as a cover for the registration of patent documents and/or patent applications in office.