European Patent Convention
Rule 19
Designation of the inventor

(1)The request for grant of a European patent shall contain the designation of the inventor. However, if the applicant is not the inventor or is not the sole inventor, the designation shall be filed in a separate document. The designation shall state the family name, given names and country and place of residence of the inventor, contain the statement referred to in Article 81 and bear the signature of the applicant or his representative.

(2)The European Patent Office shall not verify the accuracy of the designation of the inventor.

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