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Posted by Rachel Dove on August 24, 1999 at 09:47:13:
I work for a UK University. I implemented an algorithm which I published (with co-authors) in Conference Proceedings in Jan 1998. This work has not been patented. The actual implementation of this algorithm thus belongs to the University.
If I was to leave the University, re-implement the algorithm, from the published paper, probably in the same language, but quite differently structured, and without copying any of the code I did inside the University, am I risking any infringment?
I assume a third-party could do it without problem, but that the University might claim that I derived the work from existing work I'd done for them. I believe that I'd be simply re-expessing a published research idea. Am I right?
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