Employee Inventions

In Germany, if an employee has developed an invention in execution of his employment contract, i.e., usually during his working time within the enterprise, he is obligated to inform his employer about the invention.

If the employer puts an absolute claim on the invention, then he receives exclusive rights to same. He is then obligated to file for a patent. In this case the inventor is entitled to equitable remuneration.

In either case - whether you are the employer or employee – we can support you, and will help defend your rights. For employers we can offer our experience to ensure that the rights are passed on to you so that you can use these assets efficiently. 

Employees can count on our assistance in obtaining suitable remuneration for their work, based on the anticipated transaction volume, as far as this is known.