Greater Glasgow Health Board’s Application: 1996

An Opthalmic Registrar employed by the Board invented an optical spacing device for use with an indirect ophthalmoscope. The Hearing Officer decided that the invention belonged to the employer.
Held: The employee’s appeal succeeded. The court was only concerned to ascertain the normal duties of the Registrar. In doing so he relied on the contractual job description and the evidence of the Head of Department.


Jacob J


[1996] RPC 207



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CitedLiffe Administration and Management v Pinkava and Another CA 15-Mar-2007
The employee had patented in the US a trading system he invented whilst employed by the defendant, who now sought ownership. He appealed a finding that the inventions had been made during the normal course of his employment. The employment contract . .
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Employment, Intellectual Property

Updated: 01 May 2022; Ref: scu.250560