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The economic and international property relations between German-based
research and development facilities and their employees are extensively
defined under German law. Businesses with R & D resources in Germany cannot
afford to be less than knowledgeable in this area, particularly concerning the
provisions of Germany’s Law of Employees’ Inventions.
This practical guide for professionals and managers in patent and HR
departments, both in Germany and abroad, provides a quick and reliable
introduction to this important law. Among the book’s very useful features are
an expert overview on all relevant practical problems which might arise from
employees’ inventions in Germany;
diagrams which visualize how service inventions are treated from the moment
that they are created to the final remuneration;
checklists that sum up in a nutshell the guidance for making decisions
regarding employees’ inventions and R & D co-operations with German
forms (like “Template for Registering Inventions”) that serve as an extensive
briefing for employers and can, in principle, be used worldwide, even for
a synoptic bilingual presentation of the text of the Act and the Official
Remuneration Guidelines; and
a glossary of essential keywords in both English and German.
Business persons who deal with employees’ inventions and R & D in Germany will
find this handbook to be of immeasurable value, both as an initial orientation
and then as a constantly useful guide with answers to virtually all problems
likely to arise in the course of the legal work entailed by R & D in Germany.
Preface, 1. Explanations to the Law on Employee’s Inventions,
2. List on current license rates on technical inventions in Germany, 3.
Checklists, 4. Sample of a Report of Invention, 5. Glossary,
6. Statutory Provisions