The Patents Act 1977 (as amended)

Section 10: Handling of application by joint applicants

Right to apply for and obtain a patent and be mentioned as inventor.

If any dispute arises between joint applicants for a patent whether or in what manner the application should be proceeded with, the comptroller may, on a request made by any of the parties, give such directions as he thinks fit for enabling the application to proceed in the name of one or more of the parties alone or for regulating the manner in which it shall be proceeded with, or for both those purposes, according as the case may require.