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Employee Inventions and Copyrights

  • Julia Schönbohm
  • Pascal R. Kremp
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Abstract

Contrary to most other jurisdictions, under German Law inventions and technical improvement proposals belong to the employee. The employer may, however, be able to claim these rights. Following such a successful claim, the rights belong to the employer and the employee will be entitled to a financial compensation. The rules governing inventions and technical improvement proposals are provided for under the German Act on Employee Inventions (Arbeitnehmererfindungsgesetz).

Keywords

Utility Model Employment Contract German Patent Patent Cooperation Treaty Technical Task 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia Schönbohm
    • 1
  • Pascal R. Kremp
    • 2
  1. 1.Fordham UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Wake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

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