In employee invention matters, the French attorney’s role is to advise and represent employees and employers in employee invention matters. The attorney can assist employees in evaluating intellectual property issues and contractual obligations in the course of their employment, including provisions relating to inventions and patents arising from their work for the employer.
The attorney can also assist employers in establishing policies and protocols for managing their employees’ inventions and ensuring that contractual obligations are met. The attorney can represent employers in litigation related to employee inventions, including infringement suits and royalty sharing disputes.
In addition, the attorney can assist employees and employers in negotiating and entering into confidentiality and ownership transfer agreements that define the rights and obligations of the parties with respect to employee inventions. The attorney can also assist employees in asserting their rights in the event of non-compliance with employee invention agreements or policies.