Journal Article

An employee inventor benefits from his employer's assignment of a patent to a ‘connected’ person: section 41(2) Patents Act 1977

Belinda Isaac

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 5, issue 4, pages 209-210
Published in print April 2010 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online April 2010 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpq006
An employee inventor benefits from his employer's assignment of a patent to a ‘connected’ person: section 41(2) Patents Act 1977

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On appeal from an interim decision of a Hearing Officer at the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in a claim relating to compensation by an employee inventor under section 40 Patents Act 1977, Mann J held that, in order to determine the level of benefit deemed to have been received by an employer as a consequence of an assignment to a ‘connected’ person under section 41(2), the transaction should be assumed to have been made to a notional counterparty at current market value.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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