Who owns an employee’s inventions when they are invented outside work hours?

Sam Brown | Director | Law | +44 (0) 207 7783 0518 | SBrown9@uk.ey.com In today’s fluid and fast-moving labour market, where an individual’s employment status can be unclear, it can be difficult to determine when and how an invention is conceived. Yet this can be of crucial importance for establishing whether it is the … More Who owns an employee’s inventions when they are invented outside work hours?

Protecting your most valuable assets – intellectual property

Joanna Chart | Senior | Law | +44 (0)207 1977 874 | Joanna.Chart@uk.ey.com Intellectual property (IP) is one of a company’s most valuable assets. For technology companies, whether a start-up or a more established business, a key area of this IP is your software. It is important to understand how to protect and enforce your … More Protecting your most valuable assets – intellectual property

The pitfalls of Intellectual Property (IP) infringement in 3D printing – don’t get caught out!

Atiq Bhagwan| Manager | EY Law | +44 (0) 20 7980 0717 | atiq.bhagwan@uk.ey.com 3D printing is an emerging technology with the potential to significantly disrupt the manufacturing industry by making it possible to copy certain 3D items without the involvement of the original manufacturer.  One of the key challenges with 3D printing is the potential for infringing the … More The pitfalls of Intellectual Property (IP) infringement in 3D printing – don’t get caught out!