Thanks for both replies.
The objective is to: 1) document that the inventors company became assignee at the time the application was filed; 2) not void any of the company's rights to later re-assign the patent (if desired).
Basically, I'm not clear on 35 U.S.C. 261, that states:
"An assignment, grant, or conveyance shall be void as against any subsequent purchaser or mortgagee for valuable consideration, without notice, unless it is recorded in the Patent and Trademark Office within three months from its date or prior to the date of such subsequent purchase or mortgage".
So, choice #1: Write a whole new assignment agreement with today's date. That way it could be recorded within 3 months no problem, and preserve future assignment rights of company. But wouldn't doing it that way certainly imply the company WAS NOT the assignee before today?
Or, choice #2: Write a new assignment with today's date, but say someting like this assignment replaces an earlier executed assignment between inventor and inventor's company at the time the application was filed. This would get on record an acknowledgment that the transfer actually first occured at time of filing, but also make it a current assignment. Not sure if this is proper, or even how that would play in with the 3 month rule if recorded nunc pro tunc, and the earlier application filing date is entered as the effective date.
Or choice #3: Record the assignment originally signed between inventor and inventor's company. (Only possible if inventor can find it). Again, doing it this way, the execution date was long before 3 months. So Company can't re-assign patent rights?