Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach's main areas of activity are employee invention law (especially inventions compensation, company guidelines, corporate inventions - according to JUVE 2013/2014 "in the Employee Invention Act the measure of all things"), licensing contract law as well as the law of research and development contracts.
He is co-author of various commentaries on these topics, which are recognised as standard works. He also specializes in expert opinions and mediation.
Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach is an honorary professor at the University of Cologne and a lecturer at the University of Düsseldorf.
He is also chairman of the GRUR's Committee of Experts on Inventors' Law and a member of the working group of the Federal Ministry of Justice on the reform of the ArbEG.