IIPLA – International Intellectual Property Law Association

Legal Issues for Employee Inventors

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About the Course:

Inventors do not have the luxury of becoming engrossed in their research to the exclusion of their legal obligations. Employers rely on their researchers to honestly report who are the rightful inventors listed on patents and to play a constructive role in the patenting process. Failure to understand their duties to disclose inventions, make assignment of their inventions, or to cooperate with their (former) employers post-employment can result in legal censure as well as a cessation of royalty payments.

Course Length: Approx. 1.5 hours