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Is naming the correct inventors important for filing a patent application?

We have here a situation where we do not want to name an inventor in a patent application because he has left the company.

He has no rights to the invention and to the patent but he still insists on being named as an inventor.

What happens if we do not name him as an inventor? Will a later granted patent be potentially invalid?

I have never heard of a similar case in which this played a role. Under German law and under Singapore law one has a legal claim for being named as an inventor, but it does not have consequences for t ... [read more]