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Employee-inventor compensation: a cross-border comparison

Members of the Simmons & Simmons international practice examine a UK Supreme Court decision on inventor compensation and compare how courts across Europe and in China are approaching similar situations

Until recently, the UK was seen as a tough jurisdiction for employee-inventors to recover compensation from their employers for their successful inventions. This perception is likely to change given the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Shanks v Unilever (October 2019).

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