China’s patent laws require remuneration be paid to employees who create patentable inventions during the course of employment
King and Wood PRC Lawyers has published their September 2011 China Bulletin. Of interest to those doing more than manufacturing in China, King and Wood has an article describing China’s patent laws which require that reasonable remuneration be paid to employees who create patentable inventions during the course of their employment. For full article Click Here.
GBP’s Take: This would require further evaluation of the value of intellectual property when doing due diligence in any possible M&A transaction in China.