Get Form

A LegalZoom Patent Application Assignment gives you:

  • Essential Documentation

    Document ownership and liability obligations for each party.

  • Do's & Don'ts

    Learn pertinent information about patent application transfers and best practices.

  • Detailed Instructions

    Understand the terms of your assignment.

Unlimited Access



Unlimited access to our entire library

Get Started

Unlimited Access + Attorney Support

Starting at


Business Advantage Pro Attorney Plan

Get Started

Your subscription benefits will continue at the price and term selected at checkout until canceled.
Cancel at any time with no further obligation by calling (877) 818-8787.

Already a subscriber?

Login to your account

Learn more about Patent Application Assignment

Buying and selling property is a crucial component to a company's long-term life and vitality. Though it takes up little physical space, an overabundance of intellectual property can be a burden to a company. Defending against third-party claims, directing toward obtaining registrations or creating and marketing a final product can drain an organization's limited capital. Selling off unused or surplus intellectual property can have a positive impact on a company's finances immediately by generating revenue and decreasing cost.

Growing companies looking to purchase property (including patent applications and other undeveloped inventions) must be absolutely certain that a seller has the title to the desired items. A properly-drafted patent application assignment can help both the seller and purchaser of intellectual property.

A patent application assignment is the transfer of an owner's property rights in a given application for a patent or patents. This is often used while a patent is still pending. Such transfers may occur on their own or as parts of larger asset sales or purchases. Patent application assignment agreements both provide records of ownership and transfer and protect the rights of all parties.

With a LegalZoom Patent Application Assignment you'll have written acknowledgment of the rights and responsibilities being transferred as part of your sale. This will help you to establish a clear record of title for all of your patent applications.

Have questions? We have answers.

Common questions

Do I need a special software to download or view legal forms online?
You will need Microsoft Word (97 or higher) to download and use the legal documents, and Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the form instructions. You can download Acrobat Reader for free here.
Can I use the forms more than once?
You can use the form as many times as you want for personal use or, if you are an attorney, for your clients. You may not transfer the form to any other third party for their use. For more information on LegalZoom policies, see our Terms and Conditions.
When can I download my form?
You can download your form(s) immediately after your purchase has been processed. You will be taken to a page that includes a link to your form with additional download instructions. You can access the legal forms online for up to 30 days when accessed through "My Account." To do so, go to the "My Account" link at the top of LegalZoom page.
What if I need help?
Our legal forms are created by experienced attorneys who review and update them regularly, and are all backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you would like to enlist an independent attorney to help you, you can subscribe to one of our legal plans for $9.99/month and receive valuable legal advice, plus an array of other benefits. Whether you need help with an independent contractor agreement for your business or a promissory note, professional legal advice is available to you. To take advantage of one of our legal plans, click here.

A specialist is here to help

(888) 381-8758

We're available Mon—Fri 5am to 8pm PT
and Weekends 7am to 4pm PT

American FlagOur agents are based in the United States.