What Constitutes an Inventor? A Review of Federal Circuit Case Law


Dr. Andrew Ehle
Lathrop Gage LLP, Boston MA


256th ACS National Meeting - Boston
Monday, August 20, 2018, 9AM
"Developments in Pharmaceutical Patent Law"


Determining inventorship is a crucial part of intellectual property law. Often, disputes about who should be listed as an inventor on a given patent application can only be resolved by examining the specific contributions of each person involved in the research that led to the patentable material. To examine the legal context for what constitutes “significant contribution to the invention,” and thereby inventorship, several key Federal Circuit Cases will be discussed. This presentation will be useful to those with all levels of experience in pharmaceutical patent law.