The Ownership and Protection of Multinational Inventions, ALLEA Statement

The ALLEA Permanent Working Group Intellectual Property Rights (PWGIPR) released a statement titled “The Ownership and Protection of Multinational Inventions – in particular Inventions Resulting from Publicly Funded Research”.

The statement responds to the increase of multinational inventions resulting from international cooperation in research and development and the implications for the legal framework under which those inventions are managed and protected. The expert group calls for adopting more harmonised legal instruments at the European level with respect to the choice of law(s) governing inventorship. This harmonisation is necessary to reduce legal uncertainty and raise efficiency in multinational research and development.

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