Thursday, August 11, 2011

Employee job switch leads to charge of copying in design competition

The key text in a dispute over an architectural design competition is:

The dispute centres on the role of Design ACB’s director Dominic Gaunt – who Dan Brill Architects said was one of its employees before he left for Design ACB in summer 2008.

Gaunt is the architect named on the shortlist but Dan Brill said his firm should be credited as an executive architect on the schemes.

In the area of copyright law, there is a "work-for-hire" concept which does not exist in patent law. But, in this case, involving a prize, one sees that people are concerned with "who" came up with the idea.


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