Rights and obligations regarding employee inventions in Germany

In Germany the provisions of the Employee Invention Law (German: Arbeitnehmererfindergesetz, abbr. ArbEG) come into effect when an invention or a technical improvement is developed by an employee. This governs the proprietary rights of the employer as well as any potential obligation to compensate the employee.

Inter alia we advise you on strategies for invention disclosures, transfer of ownership, national and international applications, drop of applications and patents and handling of inventor remuneration. We help you to determine and simplify administrative processes.