35 USCS Sect. 152

U.S. Patent Act

..Part II. Patentabililty of Inventions and Grant of Patents

....Chapt. 14. Issue of Patent

Sect.152. Issue of patent to assignee

Patents may by granted to the assignee of the inventor of record in the Patent and Trademark Office, upon the application made and the specification sworn to by the inventor, except as otherwise provided in this title [35 USCS Sects. 1 et seq.].