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Inventions and patents

The Research Management and Transfer Department offers individual advice and support on inventions and patents to all of HHU’s academic staff.

Our advice, which is provided - if required - in cooperation with PROvendis GmbH (the patent marketing agency of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia) covers the following topics:

  •  Patenting procedure at HHU
  •  Inventions in science: Publications, invention and inventor status, sharing of revenue
  •  IPR clauses in contracts with third-party funding bodies
  •  How to carry out patent searches 
  •  Commercialization options: Sale and licensing of patents 

Invention disclosure

Prior to the publication of research results which might be suitable for commercial use, please inform us accordingly at an early stage. The HHU Patent Advisor will be happy to support you.

Patenting procedure and commercialization of inventions

Details of the patenting procedure, evaluation and commercialization options for university patents as well as our cooperation partners can be found in the information sheet for university inventors. We also offer individual advice at any time on all aspects related to inventions and patents.

Further training offers

NRW Hochschul-IP

The qualification and further training opportunities within the framework of the joint project NRW Hochschul-IP are specifically geared towards scientists from universities and research institutions. They cover topics from the areas of technical and non-technical IP rights, contracts and funding regulations as well as knowledge management and research techniques.

NRW Hochschul-IP

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