As the global economy continues to integrate, companies are wrestling with how to manage innovations across borders. Given that most patentable inventions are developed in-house, can a global invention policy help attract and keep the most innovative employees? Are assignment agreements with employees appropriate regardless of where the innovation originates?
Join a panel of experts as they discuss the key differences between countries – including France, Germany, the US and Japan – and how to work across business units and boundaries to avoid the pitfalls that may arise from complex local rules.
Key topics will include:
Applicable rules for employees inventions in major R&D jurisdictions
Best practices at local and global levels
How to deal with inventions developed by contractors and founders
Managing local patent office’s filing requirements