Employee Inventions

CMS Employee Inventor Reward Benchmark Survey

Employee inventor rewards are an important topic for clients, but it is difficult for companies to gain insights into the trends. The CMS patent team’s annual benchmark survey collects information on employee inventor rewards across Europe. Results are published in the form of collective, anonymous statistics. We will never publish participant names in connection with the survey.

Participants receive access to our collective analysis of the results, including typical reward levels for inventors. This information will simply not be available anywhere else. Participants can also choose to have a feedback discussion with us free of charge.

Contact us here if you would like to participate in future surveys and receive our analysis.



Compensation Law regime Germany, France and the Netherlands

The rules for compensating employee inventors are different from country to country. Click below to obtain a brief summary of the Compensation Law regime of several countries within our CMS jurisdictions.