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What every corporate counsel should know about Germany’s EIL

Who really owns your intellectual property? Wherever in the world you are based, do not risk ignoring Germany’s Employee Invention Law, warn Matthias Weiden and Matthias Bornhäusser

Germany’s Employee Invention Law (EIL) can bring surprising consequences for companies not familiar with its regulations mainly for two reasons. First, its application is mandatory in many cases stretching beyond the German territory and generally cannot be dispensed with through...

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