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Yes, the ownership of a design patent can be transferred to someone else (i.e. assigned) just like a utility patents. Patent ownership and assignment are covered in 35 U.S.C. 261 and discussed in Chapter 300 of the MPEP. The right to patent a design comes from 35 U.S.C 171 which states: The provisions of this title relating to patents for inventions ...


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