VOICES FROM THE INDUSTRY: Determining inventorship can present a challenge

When you think of inventors, images of Thomas Edison or Benjamin Franklin might pop to mind. In most cases, however, patentable innovations aren’t produced by gray-haired men in their workshops. The reality in the business world is that most inventions are produced by large mia wherein the authors of an article can sometimes all end up as inventors. Performing shop work or running tests to obtain data might be sufficient to qualify as an author of a journal article. Inventorship,…

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