An Important Decision: Employee's Right to Royalties in a "Service Invention"
Glusman Shem-Tov Chowers Broid & Co., Tel Aviv
On February 3, 2010, an important ruling was rendered affecting the employee-employer relationship with respect to patents in which the employees are inventors (hereinafter: the "Ruling"). The Ruling refers to patents that are considered “Service Inventions”, which is defined in Section 132 of the Israeli Patent Law - 1967 (hereinafter: the "Law"). The Ruling was rendered by the Committee on Compensation and Royalties established by Section 109 of the Law (hereinafter: the "Committee").