The new law of employee inventions


Raluca Vasilescu

At the end of June 2014, the first law of employee inventions came into force in Romania.

In order to fall within the provisions of this law, there must be at least one inventor in the inventors’ team who is an employee of a juridical person who is either a public or a private employer. For simplicity, throughout the article the wording “inventor” stands for one or several employee inventor(s).


To qualify as an “employee invention”, one of the two situations below should apply:

employee invention; patents; patent application