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Of Companies, Directors and Ownership of Patents

The Bombay High Court recently decided on the issue of ownership of patents. The suit was filed by a minority shareholder against the company, its managing director and other directors because the patents devised using the R & D of the company was in the name of the director and not the company itself. At the outset, it seemed like a straight-forward case, however on reading the judgment, it was interesting to see how the Court took into consideration a number of other factors (which would otherwise not be relevant) in deciding on the ownership of patents.

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