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OnDemand Challenges of patent applications for international collaborators
Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency
  • Turkey
  • 22 December 2014

The challenges for international collaborators relate principally to employee inventions and secret patents. A third challenge concerns joint inventions made by several inventors who can claim joint ownership of an invention depending on which joint ownership regime applies. It is important to avoid the pitfalls of interpretative territory by determining the issue of ownership upfront.

OnDemand The challenges of patent applications for international collaborations
Seyang Building
  • South Korea
  • 15 December 2014

South Korean patent law does not require that patent applications be filed first in South Korea, regardless of where the invention was conceived or where the inventors reside. Thus, the underlying principle regarding employee inventor compensation in South Korea remains the same, regardless of where an applicant chooses to file first.

OnDemand The challenges of patent applications for international collaborations
Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • 01 December 2014

Factors to be considered in deciding where first to obtain patent protection when an inventor team comprises members located in one or more jurisdictions other than your own include whether there are first-filing requirements in those countries. If so, it is important to understand whether they apply only to inventions made by national entities or individuals, or more broadly to inventions made in the national territory.

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