New British Standard offers better protection for inventors

March 7th, 2011

A new British Standard setting out for the first time good practice and principals of ethical behaviour for organisations providing services to inventors has just been published by BSI.

In recent years there has been a substantial increase in the number of organisations offering services to inventors and other originators and developers of ideas. Such organisations include commercial companies, universities that specialise in invention and product design, and inventors’ clubs. While many of these are reputable and protect inventors’ intellectual property rights, some take advantage of inventors either inadvertently or intentionally.

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