This excerpt taken from the BP 20-F filed Jun 30, 2005.
invention made by the Executive in the course of his employment as part of his duties belongs to the Company or as the case may be other Group Company. It is the policy of the
Company to encourage employees (including the Executive) to make inventions which are or could be of benefit to the Company and, if the Executive makes an invention directly or indirectly relating to
the business of the Company or any other Group Company, he shall submit particulars to Patents and Agreements Division.
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