Patent- und Rechtsanwälte
European Patent, Trademark and Design

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Rothkopf law firm




D-80539 MUNICH

+49-(0)89-242 9189-0

+49-(0)89-242 9189-0

Employee invention law

Is inventing work?

Have you made an invention in the course of your job? Or your employee insists on a patent claim for himself/herself because of the development of an innovative process? Special legal regulations apply to inventions and technical improvement proposals made by employees, civil servants or university staff.

The patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law at ROTHKOPF are familiar with these regulations, their application and pitfalls. We advise on all legal issues related to service inventions and technical improvement proposals.

For years, our attorneys have been advising both employers and employees on questions of employee invention law and representing them before arbitration boards as well as in court - a task that requires special empathy for the existing employment relationship.

We support companies in organizing an efficient invention disclosure system. If desired, ROTHKOPF can organize the invention disclosure system as an "external patent department".

In the field of employee invention law, we advise and represent: 

  • Invention disclosure and its organization
  • Compensation matters
  • Disputes before arbitration boards and in court