Ownership and inventorship of patent rights are commonly confused and this frequently leads to dispute among inventors and applicants.
Whilst theft or misappropriation of intellectual property is rare, disputes arising from collaboration between inventors are more common. Similarly, disputes between employers and employees frequently arise, as does disagreement about who owns the IP rights arising out of commissioned work.
The resolution of ownership disputes depends on the case, the jurisdiction and the circumstances. At GJE we understand the UK, European and international landscape, so we can represent your best interests.
We will work with you, not only to resolve the ownership issue, but also to help you avoid them altogether. Whilst these disputes can be sensitive and emotive, we will provide clarity on the issues focussing on attaining your commercial objectives.
Whether by negotiation, arbitration, or litigation, GJE will help you to acquire and retain your rightful intellectual property.