Yuri L. Eliezer
In general, it’s good practice to list everyone that has made a contribution to a substantive or significant portion of the invention as an inventor. Legally, an inventor is anyone who has contributed to the conception of what is claimed as the invention you wish to protect.
A provisional patent application can provide a means of inexpensive patent protection and secure a priority date for a non-provisional patent. This is particularly important in the U.S. because patent rights are determined by the first inventor to disclose or file on an invention, not the first inventor to conceive of the invention.
Inventors are those who help conceive an aspect of the claimed subject matter in a patent application. Several tests can be used to determine who is a true inventor.
China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has announced that it will be ending those subsidies in a new notice. Additionally, it will be strictly enforcing new requirements and punitive measures to regulate abnormal patent applications.