N.A. v. N.A., Supreme Court (Oberster Gerichtshof), 19 September 2011

The right to an unpatented invention does not entitle to its exclusive use; it ceases to exist if the invention is made public without patent protection. The right to an unpatented invention encompasses no more than (i) the right to file a patent application and (ii) the right to claim the patent, in case a third party registers the paent in bad faith.

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