Stephen H. Hall and Jeremy A. Smith coauthored “IP Protection: Corporate Officers Have Duty to Assign Patents” in the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) quarterly Legal Report newsletter. The article concerns ownership of patent rights when an employer has failed to procure a proper invention or IP assignment agreement with an employee, specifically a corporate officer’s fiduciary duty to assign said rights to a corporation.
The SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, SHRM serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.
Read the complete SHRM Legal Report article.