Answer ... The Patents Law, 5727-1967 is the main source of patent law. The main secondary legislation includes:
- the Patent Regulations (Office Practice, Rules of Procedure, Documents and Fees), 5728-1968;
- the Patent Regulations (Extension of Protection ‒ Procedures for Order Application, for Opposition to an order and for Application for Revocation), 5758-1998; and
the Patent Regulations (Application of the Patent Cooperation Treaty), 5756-1996.
Answer ... Section 2 of the Patents Law stipulates that an application to register a patent shall be filed by the owner of the invention. According to Section 1, the owner of an invention is the inventor or persons that derive title under the inventor, being entitled to the invention by operation of law, by transfer or by agreement. According to Section 11(b) of the Patents Law, an applicant that is not the inventor must specify how it came to own the invention.