In an effort to support Turkey implement a successful inventor remuneration system, Dr. Malte Köllner held a thorough presentation in front of TÜSIAD members, explaining how the German state is handling this important issue.
In an effort to encourage inventions and inventors, Turkey has adopted a law on employee inventions and the remuneration of employee inventors. Due to this law, inventors are officially entitled to receive "a reasonable compensation" for their inventions. However, the law does not stipulate any specific rules on how this compensation should reward the inventor in detail. But this is soon going to change as the Turkish government is preparing to pass guidelines on how this inventor remuneration is going to function. Considering that the code for employee remuneration was based on the German model, the Guidelines for Remuneration are also going to follow the footsteps of the German example. Even though Germany's share of the world population is constantly shrinking, German inventors keep defending their position among the top filers worldwide. The German law on inventor remuneration is considered a key driver for that. Dr. Malte Köllner, patent attorney and Head of Dennemeyer's Frankfurt Office, is an expert for inventor remuneration as he has been advising German corporations of various sizes on the practical and efficient implementation of a system for the management of inventor remuneration.
Therefore, in preparation of the Turkish law on inventor remuneration, the association of Turkish entrepreneurs, TÜSIAD, has invited Dr. Köllner, to share some of his insights on the matter. On May 31st, Dr. Köllner visited TÜSIAD's office building in the neighborhood of Pera, Istanbul, and presented the German model of inventor remuneration in theory and practice.
The participants represented the major large Turkish technology companies, owning more than 50% of all Turkish patents.
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