Property, intangible

a blog about ownership of intellectual property rights and its licensing

shop right

  • Who Owns the Shop Right?

    The decision in Ultimax Cement Manufacturing Corp. v. CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp. begins “After a four-week trial in this decade-old patent infringement case, the jury was unable to reach a verdict.” Imagine how deflated the parties and their lawyers were. But the court was able to sort things out on the parties’ renewed motions for […] Continue reading

  • Invention Assignment and Shop Right

    I don’t follow patent law as attentively as I do copyright and trademark, but I don’t recall seeing too many shop right cases.  Maybe this is ordinary stuff, but it was new to me. First though is the dispute over who owned the invention, the employee or the employer. Normally it’s pretty well defined in […] Continue reading