1208.1 Transfer of Ownership and Licensing of Rights in Mask Works
The owner of the exclusive rights in a mask work may transfer all of the rights or license all or fewer than all of the rights. A transfer or license must be in writing and signed by the owner of the rights or by a duly authorized agent of the owner. The exclusive rights in a mask work also can be transferred by one of the following:
• Operation of law.
• Terms of a will.
• Intestate succession.
17 U.S.C. § 903 (B).