(By Albert Chen) Statistics have shown that since 2007, the invention made for hire have comprised over half of China’s patent applications, and the number is still increasing. According to Article 16 of the Patent Law: “The unit that is granted the patent right shall reward the inventor or designer of an employee invention. After such patent is utilized, the inventor or designer shall be given a reasonable amount of remuneration according to the scope of application and the economic results.”
Today’s post will introduce matters concerning employers’ payment of remuneration for the invention made for hire in China.
I. Chinese Laws on reward and remuneration for employee inventions
In addition to the Patent Law, Articles 76, 77, and 78 of the Read More...… Read the rest