Out of hours work by a software creator, and who owns the results

Where an individual is hired to do creative or innovative work, the employer will normally expect to be the owner of their work product.

But what happens if a skilled member of staff carries on out of hours and at home? Can they assert personal ownership of what they create, or is the work product still the property of their employer?

IP specialist Bart Topps takes a look at a recent case and offers some tips for employers:

Late night coding: who owns the results?

 

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