• 1 Introduction
  • 2 Invention Processes and the German Employees’ Inventions Act
  • 2.1 Salient Features of Invention Processes
  • 2.2 Institutionalized Compensation Schemes in Various Countries
  • 2.3 Historical Aspects of the German Employees’ Inventions Act
  • 2.4 Regulations of the German Employees’ Inventions Act as of 1957
  • 2.5 The Impact of the German Employees’ Inventions Act
  • 3 Research questions and hypotheses
  • 4 Data Source and Sample
  • 4.1 Data Source – the German Inventor Survey
  • 4.2 Variables
  • 5 Survey Evidence - Descriptive Statistics
  • 6 Multivariate Analysis
  • 7 Conclusions
  • References