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.