• Posts Tagged ‘unjust enrichment’

    Giving An Idea to Your Employer

    by  • December 23, 2011 • copyright

    If an employee has a pre-existing idea that he or she brings to the employer, who owns it? At first blush it seems pretty easy, that the employee would own it. What, though, if the employer puts time, effort and money into developing the idea, then what? This is the situation in Woodfords Family...

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    Unfairly Filing Patent Applications

    by  • February 11, 2009 • patent

    Patent inventorship is defined by law, but there’s more than one way to get rewarded for it. Unjust enrichment, for example. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary v. QLT Phototherapeutics, Inc. is a tale of business misrepresentations and underhanded dealing, described by the court as “manifest unfairness” and “unscrupulous.” Of particular interest here is the...

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