The Protection of Know-How in the Employment Relationship

May 7, 2014

On May 7, 2014 the Employment & Labor Practice in Kaye Scholer’s Frankfurt office will host a breakfast seminar on “The Protection of Know-How in the Employment Relationship.”

A company’s success is significantly influenced by how it responds to innovations in products and technologies, as well as customers’ special needs. These are what sustain the company’s position in the market and create benefits and enduring competitive advantages. Employees represent the know-how of the company, but they can also be considered a vulnerability with respect to breaches of confidentiality obligations or potential anticompetitive practices. Furthermore, employees’ inventions have to be protected if the company is to thrive.

Partner Hans-Joachim Fritz, leader of the Frankfurt Employment & Labor Practice, and Associates Katharina Tasma and Tim Luchtenberg will present opportunities to optimize the protection of know-how within a company. Further information regarding the seminar can be found in the attached flyer (available in German only). 

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