Law relating to inventions of employees, employee inventions
An employee is obliged to offer his invention to the employer for adoption. In this way the law relating to inventions of employees ensures that company development results are also in the possession of the company. In return the law relating to inventions of employees regulates in detail a so-called appropriate compensation for the employee.
An arbitration board for employee inventions has been set up at the German Patent and Trademark Office for disputes in this area.