In this case the FCJ considered the question of whether one of the co-owners of an invention is individually entitled to file a patent application for that invention. The Court held that in general an application is not permissible if it is made only in the name and on behalf of that co-owner. In such a case, the other co-owner(s) is/are entitled to damages from the co-owner who filed the application. The damages may also comprise compensation for the use of the invention made by the applicant.

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