CORE ISSUES OF PATENT CO-OWNERSHIP:
THE SCOPE OF EACH CO-OWNER’S RIGHT TO EXPLOIT
THE COMMON INVENTION

N.B. SPIRIDONOVA,
PhD Student at the Department of Civil Law
of the Law Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University,
LL.M. (Russian School of Private Law)

DOI: 10.24031/1992-2043-2019-19-1-75-113

Co-ownership relations have always been a problematic sphere of private law. Increasing
number of joint IP ownership is a special challenge in this sense so long as it requires
elaboration of adequate default rules concerning intangible nature of assets at issue. Can
each co-owner independently exploit the common asset without consent of others? Is the
successful co-owner obligated to compensate other co-owners for any profits derived from
the exploitation? These and other questions are dealt with in regards to patent rights.


Keywords: joint IP ownership; co-ownership of patents; individual exploitation without
consent; obligation to compensate for individually derived profits.

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Information about the author

Spiridonova N.B. (Moscow, Russia) – PhD Student at the Department of Civil
Law of the Law Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University, LL .M. (Russian
School of Private Law) (119991, GSP-1, Moscow, Leninskie Gory, 1, Bldg. 13-14
(4th education building); e-mail: n.b.spiridonova@yandex.ru).

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