Managing Risks And Rewards For Employees Inventions And Intellectual Works In Mexico

By Hector E. Chagoya-Cortés

The Mexican patent system has had for several years the necessary legal framework in order to give certainty to employers regarding ownership of inventions made by its employees, but current trends related to multinational open innovation and the public policy promoted in Mexico for conforming technology transfer offices at R&D centers have made it necessary to study the obligations and risks arising out of poor management of employees’ inventions. This article intends to provide an overview of the critical aspects of such management.

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