Employee inventions

Innovations often arise from workers’ ideas and are thus considered their personal, individual performance. Employee inventor law (“ArbnErfG”) provides the basic legal framework so that you, as an employer, can make use of such efforts. The rights and obligations arising from the law can be used as the basis for an effective compensation system. In that way, you can motivate your employees to continue their inventive work. We’ll assist you in the development of such a system and will work out processes with which you can make sensible use of and secure the valuable ideas of your employees. Should a dispute occur—for example regarding the amount of compensation—both employers as well as employees can call upon the Arbitration Board for Employee Inventions at the German PTO. This will then try to bring about an amicable settlement between the two parties. Proceedings before the Arbitration Board are often a requirement for subsequent legal proceedings.

We’ll support you in developing a system for managing employee inventions. Together, we’ll develop processes with which you can use and secure the valuable ideas of your employees. We’ll also advise you on implementing potential strategies based on remuneration and other company incentives in order to motivate your employees and encourage them to continue being inventive.

Your partner for employee invention

Johannes Simons

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Ulrike Alice Ulrich

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Dr. rer. nat. (USA) Arwed Burrichter

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Mathias Karlhuber

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Philipe Walter

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Arnd Ziebell

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Dr. Christoph Walke

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Dr. Jochen Kapfenberger

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Dr. Henning Sternemann

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Jan Ackermann

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Dr. Reinhard Fischer

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Björn Brouwers

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Dr. Nils Hollmann

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Further legal services

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Validity proceedings

We stand up for you if your intellectual property rights are attacked or if you want to challenge the validity of someone else‘s property right.

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Legal counselling

You’re competent in your own line of business. And when it comes to legally protecting the activities of your company, you’ve got us! We’ll represent your interests and advise you in all manner of complex issues in connection with your intellectual property rights.

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Prosecution

Companies that are able to protect their inventions can secure important competitive advantages. Find out more about the property rights that might suit you!

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Contact to COHAUSZ & FLORACK

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COHAUSZ & FLORACK
Patent- und Rechtsanwälte
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf
Germany

Phone: +49 211 90490-0
Fax: +49 211 90490-49

mail@cohausz-florack.de

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D-80539 München
Germany
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Christiane Hering
Marketing Manager

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D-40211 Düsseldorf
Germany

Phone: +49 211 90490-266

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Applicant contact

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Andrea Funk
Personnel Officer

Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf
Germany

Telefon: +49 211 90490-0
Telefax: +49 211 90490-49

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