In the program PlusMinus on ARD on January 28, 2015 was shown, how the inventor Ruediger Kamerhoff tried as a pensioner to get an adequate compensation from his employer. Apparently, it does not work amicably.
The lawyer that was heard in this documentation found out with resignation that the cost risk is often chilling the inventors to assert their authorized claims. The said documentation can be seen under the following link:
Robert Schnekenbuhl comments on this issue: “A valuable advice for inventors has to address the question how the inventor could be protected against the mostly more powerful employer. We offer such solutions and believe that this is necessary for the practice. Therefore, our clients are protected against this risk and can focus on the enforcement of their rights respectively entrust us with this issue without worries.”