Ownership of invention created by employee outside work

This week’s expert is Gerard Kelly, a solicitor in the commercial intellectual property group at Dublin law firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice.

2nd December, 2006

This week’s expert is Gerard Kelly, a solicitor in the commercial intellectual property group at Dublin law firm Matheson Ormsby Prentice.

We are a company which supplies equipment to the food industry. One of our research and development employees has invented a product related to our business and is trying to exploit it on her own. She claims that she created it outside of company hours and, because of this, claims that she...

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