Finance Act, 1959

Patent income to be earned income in certain cases.

53.—In considering, in relation to the year of assessment beginning on the operative date or any subsequent year of assessment, whether any, and if so what, relief is to be granted to an individual under section 16 of the Finance Act, 1920 , or under subsection (2) of section 18 of that Act, any income from patent rights arising to an individual shall, where the patent was granted for an invention actually devised by him, whether alone or jointly with any other person, be deemed to be earned income:

Provided that where any part of the rights in question or of any rights out of which they were granted has at any time belonged to any other person, so much only of the said income shall be deemed to be earned income as is not properly attributable to the rights which have belonged to that other person.