Employee Inventions

Even though you are the inventor, others may own the rights to your invention.

Published: 9 April 2013

Who owns the rights to an invention, and what are the rights and obligations of the inventor and the employer? What do you do if there is a conflict between you and your employer or employee?

On 19 April the Norwegian Industrial Property Office presents a course giving you a basic introduction to the Employees' Inventions Act. You will receive an understanding of your obligations and rights as an employer or employee once an invention has been made. You will also learn how the law works in practice, and how to proceed with the practical consequences of the law.

After the course you will know more about:

  • the basics of the Employees' Inventions Act
  • how to manage rights and obligations between employer, institution and employees
  • who owns the rights to the employees' know-how
  • how to formulate employee contracts
  • the Mediation Board for Employee Inventions

For whom?

This course is relevant for people working in companies or institutions where innovation and patentable product development is central. It is also relevant for those coordinating research and cooperation projects where patenting is part of the process. Both employees as well as employers will find this course useful.

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Practical information

Venue: Thon Hotel Bergen Airport, Kokstadveien 3, 5257 Kokstad
Date: 19 April, 12-15.30
Price: NOK 1995

For more information

Please contact Bente Fjeldberg, Training and Development Manager, bente.fjeldberg@patentstyret.no or phone +47 22 38 43 44.