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Who owns what invention in the workplace?

The model is that the ownership of a patent right initially goes to the inventor. But who owns the rights to inventions made in the workplace? The company? The inventing employee? It depends on the circumstances.

A first question to be asked: Is there an employment agreement signed by the employee that includes the obligation to assign all inventions develop......

Full article >>> ghts to your technology, a company should require all employees to sign an employment agreement that includes a description of duties and the obligation to assign all inventions developed in the workplace to the company. This will help avoid battles over ownership of inventions with your employee-inventors.

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