Oath [Patent] Law and Legal Definition

In the context of Patent law, oath refers to a solemn declaration before another, complying with the laws of the state or country where made, that the document in which an applicant for patent declares that s/he is the original or sole inventor, shall state of what country s/he is a citizen, that s/he has reviewed and understood the contents of the specification and claims which the declaration refers to, and acknowledges the duty to disclose information that is material to patentability in accordance with the statute. An oath or declaration should be filed in each non provisional patent application.