US Patents Application Data Sheets
The application data sheet or sheets are voluntarily submitted in either provisional or nonprovisional applications with bibliographic data arranged in a format specified by the USPTO. Specific bibliographic data includes applicant information, correspondence information, application information, representative information, domestic priority information, foreign priority information and assignment information. See 37 CFR §1.76 and MPEP §601.05 for more information.
Supplemental application data sheets may be subsequently provided prior to payment of the issue fee to either correct or update information in a previously submitted application data sheet, or an oath or declaration under 37 CFR §1.63 or 1.67. However, certain information cannot be changed by simply filing a supplemental application data sheet. For example, changes to the named inventors must comply with the requirements of 37 CFR §1.48, correspondence address changes must comply with the requirements of 37 CFR §1.33(a), and changes to an inventor’s citizenship must comply with the requirements of 37 CFR §1.63 or 1.67. Supplemental application data sheets must be titled “Supplemental Application Data Sheet,” include all of the section headings listed in 37 CFR 1.76(b) and all appropriate data for each section heading, and must identify the information that is being changed, preferably with underlining for insertions, and strike-through or brackets for text removed.