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20 1961

INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND STANDARDS ACT, 1961

PART IV.

Scientific Research.

Conduct of research.

18. —The Institute shall carry out such researches, including researches on a laboratory or on a pilot plant scale, and such investigations, tests and analyses as the Minister may, after consultation with the Board, request, and may, in addition, carry out such researches as aforesaid and such investigations, tests and analyses as the Board may from time to time think proper.

Discoveries and inventions.

19. —(1) Every discovery or invention resulting from researches or investigations undertaken by or on behalf of the Institute, except those discoveries and inventions referred to in subsection (2) of this section, shall be the property of the Minister.

(2) A discovery or invention resulting from researches or investigations undertaken by or on behalf of the Institute for any person (other than a Minister of State) shall, unless otherwise agreed between the Institute and that person, become the exclusive property of that person.

(3) Any discovery or invention or any part of any discovery or invention which does not become the property of the person for whom any such research or investigation as aforesaid is undertaken shall become the property of the Minister.

(4) Before publishing any discovery or invention the Minister shall consult with the Board as to the advisability of such publication.

(5) The Board may, with the consent of the Minister, pay, out of moneys at the disposal of the Institute, to members of the staff of the Institute who have made important discoveries or inventions or have materially assisted in making such discoveries or inventions such bonuses or royalties as the Board may think proper.