The oath or declaration of the applicant (inventor) is required by law for a non-provisional application.
The inventor must make an oath or declaration that he/she believes himself/herself to be the original and first inventor of the subject matter of the application, and he/she must make various other statements required by law and various statements required by the Patent Office rules. The inventor must swear to the oath before a notary public or other officer authorized to administer oaths.
A declaration may be used in lieu of an oath. A declaration does not need to be notarized.
Should you engage the services of Beem Patent Law Firm, you will be provided with a written engagement letter and, if needed for the filing of a patent application, a power of attorney and a declaration. Please contact the Firm for information on representation available to you for your patent matter.
Some of the information provided herein was obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark website, www.uspto.gov. For further information, see the Patent Office inventor resources at http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/iip/index.htm.