ALLEA statement: The Ownership and Protection of Multinational Inventions

This statement responds to the increase of multinational inventions resulting from international cooperation in research and development and its implications for the legal framework under which those inventions are managed and protected. Despite the EU being supportive of these developments, neither Regulation (EU) 1290/2013 nor any other legislative measure provides for harmonisation with national law on inventorship, assignment, and patent filing requirements for multinational inventions.