Property, intangible

a blog about ownership of intellectual property rights and its licensing


  • The Smallest of Details

    We’re all generalists for one thing or another. We have specialized knowledge in some field, but the practice of law isn’t so neat that everything you do falls within your core knowledge. Those who trade in contract work may cover many different types of deals and will necessarily rely on forms to take care of… Continue reading

  • Dodged a Bullet

    Awhile back I titled a blog “Pay Attention to This One.” People did. You can read in more detail about the facts in the appeals court opinion blogged here, but the crux is that an inventor had an oral agreement with his employer that he would be paid a bonus for his inventions in exchange… Continue reading

  • Pay Attention to This One

    Ok, here’s one every in-house patent attorney should pay attention to. It’s a case from North Carolina state court, but has much wider-reaching ramifications. Maybe it’s a fact pattern that doesn’t arise too often, but the result is pretty eye-opening. Plaintiff Robert Morris was the first employee at the defendant company Scenera Research, LLC. There… Continue reading