Employee Inventions and Copyrights
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).