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Ownership and Inventorship rights in the UK

In the simplest scenario a sole inventor applying for a UK patent application is entitled to the patent. However, many inventions are the result of a joint effort of a group of individuals and in the majority of situations where the invention is made by an employee (or a group of employees), the ownership of […]

Inventor rights in the UK – the last word in compensation?

While some companies may introduce incentive schemes to encourage patent application filings, or reward particularly prolific inventors there is no requirement to do so. It is well known under UK patent law that “…an invention made by an employee shall, as between him and his employer, be taken to belong to his employer” and in most […]

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