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 our panelists Catherine Muyl, Marion Cavalier, Jens Petry, Janice Rice and Dr. Sandra Mueller on Wednesday, March 1 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST for a timely webinar on 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
For additional information and to register, click here.