Your Patent Attorney for Employee Invention Law
You are an inventor and employee and would like to check your claim for remuneration? You are an entrepreneur and would like to create a company compensation system for employee inventions or calculate the employee invention compensation for individual inventions?
Examination of compensation claims by your lawyer for Employee Invention Law
We calculate remuneration claims for service inventions according to the legal standard, the so-called license analogy nationwide. Also, an appropriate remuneration is calculated according to various criteria, e.g. the share of the invention in the product, its turnover and the position of the inventor in the company. In addition, the level of invention and the industry are also taken into account.
Company remuneration systems (incentive systems)
In order to create legal certainty, it is advisable to create a company remuneration system. As your attorney for Employee Invention Law, we take into account your company’s general conditions as well as your patent portfolio.
Litigation in employee invention cases
In contentious matters we advise you as an attorney in employee invention law in out-of-court negotiations and represent you in an emergency before the Arbitration Board for Employee Inventions of the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) as well as before the regional courts.
Agreements avoid claims for damages
In the worst case, inventors not only have claims for remuneration but also for damages against their employer, e.g. because the employer did not offer the inventor the patent application abroad for countries in which the employer himself is not active. Therefore, make agreements with inventors in good time and buy the inventor’s rights to the invention. In doing so, you should ensure that the agreement does not subsequently become invalid. Agreements that disproportionately disadvantage the inventor are invalid. Similarly, blanket agreements on future inventions are invalid.
Flat-rate remuneration for the purchase of rights
Your attorney for Employee Invention Law advises you: Buy the inventors’ rights. Assignable rights include the right to information, the right to offer for property right applications in Germany or abroad which the employer does not make himself. However, the right to appropriate remuneration cannot be effectively assigned. In this way, you can exclude later claims for damages by the inventors due to a violation of these employer obligations.