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IP Strategy - Employee inventions

The German law governing employee inventions gives rights and obligations to both employees and employers in handling inventions made within a company. Disregarding those rights and obligations harbours major economic risks for both sides. ‘Ready-made’ solutions are of little help for many companies. Many years of practical consultancy work, especially for medium-sized enterprises, mean that Eisenführ Speiser has in-depth know-how in tailoring and implementing reliable and efficient processes that are compliant with statutory requirements. However complex the situation, we help companies and inventors to calculate reasonable compensation for inventors. Where necessary, we support our clients in arbitration proceedings or in litigation to assert rights.

Our services

  • Risk analysis of administrative business processes for handling inventions
  • Customised design and implementation of reliable, efficient business processes
  • Support for companies in the routine valuation of employee inventions
  • Calculation of reasonable compensation for inventors
  • Providing guidance and negotiating amicable compensation agreements
  • Guidance and representation in disputes

Our attorneys

The attorneys at Eisenführ Speiser combine technical and legal excellence. The following members of the firm will discuss your specific concerns with you and put together the right team to meet your needs.

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Awards

»Eisenführ Speiser pulls out all of the stops for clients«

IAM Patent 2019
IAM Patent 2019

»Strong, full-service IP firm with extensive coverage of the German market«

Chambers Europe 2019

»Global brand owners and Germany's hidden Champions alike continue to flock to Eisenführ Speiser for its cost-effective, commercially minded support«

World Trademark Review 2019

»This boutique for trademark and competition law recently drew attention, also at international level, with its intense litigation activity«

 

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2018/19 (Marken- und Designrecht)
JUVE Handbuch 2018/19

»This is one of Germany’s leading IP firms«

 

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2018/19 (Patentrecht)
JUVE Handbuch 2018/19

»Eisenführ Speiser is a true partner for strategic planning and implementation in response to IP challenges«

 

The Legal 500 Deutschland 2019 (Patentrecht/Streitbeilegung)
The Legal 500 Deutschland (Patentrecht/Streitbeilegung)

»Eisenführ Speiser wins client approval with their combination of broad coverage of industries and their in-depth Expertise«

 

The Legal 500 Deutschland 2019 (Patentrecht)
The Legal 500 Deutschland 2019 (Patentrecht)