a) setting of problem
The employee has been brought to the invention:
because the company has set him a problem while directly specifying the
method of solution applied.
value number a
because the company has set him a problem without directly
specifying the method of solution applied.
without the company setting him a problem, but through knowledge
of the shortcomings and requirements gained as a result of belonging
to the company, if the inventor has not realised these shortcomings
and requirements himself.
without the company setting him a problem, but through knowledge of
the shortcomings and requirements gained as a result of belonging to
the company, if the inventor has realised these shortcomings and
requirements himself .
because he has set an object himself within the field of his duties.
because he has set an object himself outside the field of his duties.
b) solution of the problem
1. The solution is found by means of reflections familiar to the inventor professionally.
value number b
is true by
2. The solution is found on the basis of company operations or knowledge.
is true by
3. The company supports the inventor with technical assistance.
is true by
c) Duties and Position of Employee in the Company
st group: The top group includes the managers of the entire research department of a company and the technical managers of larger companies.
value number c
nd group: This is allocated to the managers of development departments and the project managers in research.
rd group: This group includes managers of an entire production group
(e.g. technical heads of department and works managers) in production,
project managers of design offices and development laboratories in development,
and the engineers and chemists in research.
th group: This includes those acting in a managing capacity in production (project leaders, i. e. engineers and chemists, who are in charge of other engineers or chemists) and engineers and chemists working in development.
th group: This group includes employees who have received an advanced technical training,
whether at universities or at technical universities,
or whether at higher technical institutes or in engineering or
corresponding specialist colleges, if they work in production.
These employees are expected to have a keen technical interest as well as the ability
to solve certain problems relating to design or processes.
th group: This includes persons who are employed as lower company management staff
(e. g. foremen, chief foremen, works foremen) or have received a slightly
more advanced technical training (e.g. laboratory technicians, technicians).
It is generally expected from these employees that they make proposals for rationalisation
within the field of their duties and contemplate simple technical innovations.
th group: This group includes employees who have received technical craftsmen's training
(e. g. skilled workmen, laboratory assistants, fitters, draughtsmen),
even if they are already entrusted with lower supervisory duties
(e. g. supervisors, sub-foremen, shift foremen, gang foremen).
It is generally expected of these persons that they carry out the work entrusted to them
with a certain degree of technical understanding.
However, it should be taken into account that this professional group
is not generally expected to solve technical objects relating to design or processes.
This includes employees who essentially have no prior qualification
for the activity carried out in the company (e.g. unskilled workers,
auxiliary workers, semi-skilled workers, apprentices).
value number sum a+b+c:
rate of share (interpolated linearly, if the value number sum is not an integer):