Invention Harvesting & Inventorship
A focus on identifying an invention can be lost or overlooked over the course of developing an overall product. Which is why we offer invention harvesting in order to identify valuable inventions together with your developers. Invention harvesting can be done during ideation workshops or during FMEAs or during a retrospective at the end of a Scrum sprint. Identifying a core idea and relevant embodiments thereby remain the primary mission, in order to be able to protect the invention as best as possible. The result is an invention disclosure on the basis of which a patent application can be filed.
The invention disclosure also serves in fulfilling the Act on Employees‘ Inventions (ArbnErfG). This law dictates the rights and responsibilities of inventors employed within Germany. We can advise you on all the legal facets of inventorship; and also including the relevant IP processes.