Employee Inventions – Setting the Course in Good Time

The German law on employee inventions offers particular challenges for entrepreneurs. Problems often arise years after an invention has been disclosed. Contractual arrangements at an early stage can avoid disputes later on.

CONTRACT DESIGN & DUE DILIGENCE

We examine existing contracts with regard to their potential for optimization and carry out due diligence audits that are necessary in the case of company acquisitions.

CALCULATION OF REMUNERATION

The legal guidelines for the calculation of the remuneration of employee inventors leave both parties with quite some room for interpretation. We support you in finding fair solutions for both parties.

ARBITRATION & TRIAL

Sometimes negotiations reach an impasse. There is a specialized arbitration board at the German Patent and Trademark Office for matters regarding employee inventions. We represent you before the arbitration board and also – if the settlement proposal is not satisfactory – in court.

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