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Law firm:

Gramm, Lins & Partner
Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
Theodor-Heuss-Str. 1
38122 Braunschweig

Legal form:
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (partnership with limited professional liability)

Court of registration: Hanover Regional Court
Registration sheet: PR 200777
VAT ID: DE 114 888 952

Contact:
Tel.: +49 531 28140-0
Fax: +49 531 28140-28
E-mail: braunschweig@grammpatent.de

Partners authorized to represent the firm: Dr. Edgar Lins, Hanns-Peter Schrammek, Thorsten Rehmann, Dr. Martina Lins, Joachim Gerstein, Christian S. Drzymalla, Kai Stornebel, Dr. Stefan Risthaus, Dr. Rolf Kröncke, Dr.-Ing. Jan Plöger, Sebastian Aisch, Dr. Andreas Friedrich

Attorney authorization:
All of the patent attorneys and attorneys at law who work at Gramm, Lins & Partner are authorized to practice under German Law.

The attorneys at Gramm, Lins & Partner are members of the Braunschweig Bar Association, Lessingplatz 1, 38100 Braunschweig (www.rak-braunschweig.de).

The following professional rules of conduct apply to the attorneys: 

  • Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA; Professional Rules for Attorneys at Law)
  • Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO; Specialized Attorney Regulations)
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG; Attorney Remuneration Law)
  • Professional rules for attorneys in the European Union (CCBE Code of Conduct)
  • Additional rules of professional conduct relating to the Geldwäschebekämpfungsgesetz (GwG; Money Laundering Act)

The professional rules of conduct for attorneys can be viewed and accessed in German and English at the website or the German Federal Chamber of Attorneys (www.brak.de) in the section entitled ‘Berufsrecht’.

The patent attorneys at Gramm, Lins & Partner are members of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys, Tal 29, 80331 Munich (www.patentanwalt.de) and members of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (www.ficpi.org).

The following professional rules of conduct apply to patent attorneys:

  • Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte (PatAnwO; Code of Professional Conduct for Patent Attorneys)
  • Additional rules of professional conduct relating to the Geldwäschebekämpfungsgesetz (GwG; Money Laundering Act)
  • Professional standards of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)

Gramm, Lins & Partner’s authorized representatives at the European Patent Office (European Patent Attorneys) are members of the epi (European Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (www.patentepi.com) and are subject to the epi Code of Professional Conduct.

The professional rules of conduct applying to patent attorneys and authorized representatives at the European Patent Office can be viewed at the websites of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys, the FICPI, and epi.

Professional liability insurance
Zurich Insurance plc, Germany Branch
Solmsstr. 27-37
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Territorial validity: worldwide.

Concept & Design:
propaganda.  Agentur für  Werbung GmbH, Braunschweig

Photography:
Heidrun Gramm, Braunschweig

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EMPLOYEE INVENTION LAW

WHO DO INVENTIONS ACTUALLY BELONG TO?

Who can register a new invention for a patent or utility model? The inventor himself or, where applicable, his employer? This question is governed by employee invention law, a German specialization that is intended to resolve the existing conflict between employment law and patent  /utility model law. Employee invention law is intended to strike an appropriate balance between the interests of employers and those of employee inventors.

According to the principles of employment law, the products of all work carried out in the course of an employment relationship belong to the employer. However, in patent and utility model law the inventor principle applies. Only the inventor or his legal successor is entitled to register an invention for a patent or utility model. Employee invention law essentially consists in enabling employers to make use of employee inventions and ensuring the employees can claim suitable remuneration.

 

 

 

Executives also count as employees. The termination of an employment relationship does not affect the rights and obligations arising from employee invention law with respect to inventions that were developed during the existing employment relationship. Employee inventions comprise all inventions developed by an employee during the period of an employment relationship, regardless of whether they were developed in the employee’s free time or working hours.

We can help you in this area with our longstanding expertise. We can support you with the calculation of inventor remuneration, remuneration agreements, and litigation proceedings in connection with employee inventions /inventor remuneration before the arbitration board appointed by the German Patent and Trademark Office or the civil chambers of district and higher regional courts.