People that participate in research projects developed either by a public university or by a privat company contribute, and certainly, also acquire or improve their knowledge regarding the subject of these research projects. Regarding the ownership of the results, the inventions made by the research personnel of the university in the performance of their duties, and regardless of the legal relationship by which they are bound, belong to said organization. In turn, the inventions made by people that mantain a working relationship with a company, belong to the latter (art.15 Patent Law), although when the employee makes an invention related to their professional activity in the company and, in addition, their achievement is predominantly influenced by knowledge acquired in it or using their own source, the employer is entitled to assume ownership of the invention or to reserve the right to use it. Read more
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