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Name: Federal Act on patent law (excerpt) (Patentgesetz (PatG), BGBl. 1970/259). Text No. 53.
Country: Austria
Subject(s): Labour contracts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1970
Entry into force:
ISN: AUT-1970-L-42828
Bibliography: Arbeitsrecht, Dittrich, Veit, Tades, Manz Verlag, Vienna, Austria, ISBN: 3-214-11148-5
Abstract/Citation: Provides the right of an employee to take out a patent on his or her invention made during an employment contract. Section 7 sets out an exception from this principle, allowing an employer and employee to conclude an agreement giving the employer patent ownership or user's rights over an employee's invention.In such a case, the employer shall compensate the employee for the invention with an amount corresponding to the value of the invention. Consolidated text.

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