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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

September 2019

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

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August 2019

Nominations for the European Inventor Award 2020

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Awards

»Eisenführ Speiser makes things as simple as possible for rights holders«

IAM Patent 2019
IAM Patent 2019

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

Chambers Europe 2019

»Eisenführ Speiser is a firm that values its clients’ time and money«

World Trademark Review 2020

»The fact that clients like Philips have recently mandated the IP team more comprehensively in unfair competition and design processes underlines how clients value the experience of the team«

 

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2019/20 (Marken- und Designrecht)
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2019/20

»Eisenführ Speiser participates more than other patent law firms in the growing litigation business in Germany«

 

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2019/20 (Patentrecht)
JUVE

»The patent law team at Eisenführ Speiser is highly customer-oriented and focused on the client's business model«

 

The Legal 500 Deutschland 2020 (Patentrecht/Streitbeilegung)
The Legal 500

»Eisenführ Speiser combines contentious and non-contentious work with ease«

IAM Patent 2019
IAM Patent 2019