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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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Latest news

February 2021

VPP live webinar with Dr. Volkmar Henke

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September 2020

Eisenführ Speiser coordinates patent litigation for Werner & Mertz on sustainable cleaning agents before the Swiss Federal Patent Court

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September 2019

Expert tip by Dr. Katrin Winkelmann: Patents and the law governing employee inventions

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Awards

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

Chambers Europe 2021

»Eisenführ Speiser is steadily building a thriving litigation arm, while also undertaking decisive action in counterfeiting and border confiscation matters«

World Trademark Review 2021

»In addition to the well-known names in the market, the younger generation is taking on more and more responsibility in mandates«

 

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2020 (Marken- und Designrecht)
JUVE

»The numerous permanent clients and the constant expansion of the practice through the acquisition of new portfolios are proof of the consistently high quality of advice provided by the Team«

 

The Legal 500 Deutschland 2021 (Patentrecht: Anmeldungen/Amtsverfahren)
Legal 500

»In-depth knowledge of both technical and legal matters. Covers the patent prosecution and litigation sides with equal aplomb«

IAM Patent 2021
IAM 2021

»The mixed IP law firm is one of the very active German prosecution practices, but it is also very active in litigation«

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2020 (Patentrecht)
JUVE

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