Q: If a first person furnishes all of the ideas to make an invention and a second person employs the first person
Or furnishes the money for building and testing the invention, should the patent application be filed by the first and second persons jointly?
A: No. The application must be signed by the true inventor, and filed with the Patent Office, in the inventor's name. This is the person who furnishes the ideas (e.g. the first person in the above fact pattern), not the employer or the person who furnishes the money.
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