Intellectual Property Law
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hello. if you are an employee then whether you have patent rights depends on your employment agreement with them...there is a high probability that you have no rights besides being listed as inventor. Most employers have clear provisions in their employment agreements that they own all IP created by their employees (at least all IP that relates to their scope of work OR is created using company time/resources).
The CFR 1.63 is just the inventor's oath/declaration and it has nothing to do with ownership (as an inventor you have to sign that or the patent isn't even valid)...but they might have you sign another doc that relates to the assignment.
let me know if you need clarification, but generally speaking, if you invent something related to your scope of employment (i.e. in the same field as your job duties or employer's business) then your employer will own it