Russia has an impressive history of technological development and academic research in many fields of natural sciences.
Russia has an impressive history of technological development and academic research in many fields of natural sciences. This know-how, accumulated over recent decades, is gradually finding its way to commercial products.
As a new member of the World Trade Organization Russia is, more than ever before, looking like a country where foreign companies want to establish R&D centres to use the local technological expertise. In order to accomplish this objective it is essential to understand the judicial relationship between the employer and the inventor working as an employee under an employment contract.
In Russia, the right to receive a patent for an invention is transferred to the employer automatically through a formal procedure if the inventor works as an employee for the employer, unless otherwise stipulated in a contract between the two parties. In this procedure, the inventor should notify the employer in writing about the invention made in connection with the fulfilment of his labour duties.
technology, invention, WTO