World Intellectual Property Organization

Administrative Instructions under the Patent Cooperation Treaty

Section 211
Declaration as to the Identity of the Inventor

(a)  Any declaration as to the identity of the inventor, referred to in Rule 4.17(i), shall be worded as follows:

"Declaration as to the identity of the inventor (Rules 4.17(i) and 51bis.1(a)(i)):

in relation to [this] international application [No. PCT/…],

(name) of … (address) is the inventor of the subject matter for which protection is sought by way of [the] [this] international application"

(b)  This declaration need not be made if the name and address of the inventor are otherwise indicated in the request.

(c)  This declaration may, where applicable, be combined, in accordance with Section 212(b), with the declaration referred to in Section 212(a).

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