Singapore :: Rights over employee inventions

According to Singapore’s Patent Act, employee inventions will be taken as belonging to the employer when: the invention was made in the course of the employee’s normal duties or while performing duties outside the norm but specifically assigned to the employee and in either case, it was reasonably expected that the invention resulted from carrying out these duties; or  the invention was made in the course of the employee’s duties and when making the invention, due to the nature of the work duties and the employee’s responsibilities, the employee had  a special obligation to develop the interests of the employer’s company …

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