Employee Invention law
The German Employee Invention Act regulates the claims between inventors in employee relationships and their employers. In contrast to most other countries, inventions made by employees during an employment relationship in Germany do not “automatically” belong to their employers. In addition, employee inventors have a statutory right to remuneration for their invention. Without knowledge of these regulations, the legally prescribed conduct is often overlooked on both sides, which can lead to disputes between the parties years later.
It is therefore advisable for the parties involved to seek advice from experienced patent attorneys who, due to their training and work in companies, can make practical suggestions for a suitable in-house procedure. Our patent attorneys can represent you as advisors and experts, and as representatives in patent office arbitration proceedings or before the ordinary courts, together with one of our attorneys at law.