The AIPPI Law Series is produced as part of a partnership between AIPPI and Wolters Kluwer. A new title is released once a year. Volume 1 is Employees’ Intellectual Property Rights and was edited by Sanna Wolk & Kacper Szkalej. You can read a short description of the book below. First published in 2015, it is already available in a second edition. For more information or to purchase online, click here.
Employees’ Intellectual Property Rights describes and analyses employers’ acquisition of employees’ intellectual property rights in thirty-four different jurisdictions worldwide collectively representing all habitable continents. In today’s knowledge-based global economy, most inventions are made by employed persons through their employers’ research and development activities. However, methods of establishing rights over an employee’s intellectual property assets are relatively uncertain in the absence of international solutions. Given that increasingly more businesses establish entities in different countries and more employees co-operate across borders, it becomes essential for companies to be able to establish the conditions under which ownership subsists in intellectual property created in employment relationships in various countries. This book provides a distinctive perspective on the ownership aspect of intellectual property rights.