015.082 Technology exploitation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the essentials for exploitation of R&D results. The students can

  • explain the prerequisites and special features of intellectual property rights,
  • identify the main steps of patent procedures and explain the structure of a patent,
  • name the essential provisions of a licence agreement and explain possible restrictions and remuneration options,
  • explain the purpose of confidentiality agreements and R&D contracts with regard to technology exploitation and indicate the key points of the contracts,
  • list use cases for patent searches, possible search tools and search strategies and solve simple search tasks,
  • identify key steps in IP management and IP strategy development,
  • explain how to create and implement a IP strategy, and
  • list essential steps of information search and assessment for early detection of technologies.

Subject of course

Providing a general overview of the prerequisites, options, strategies and tasks involved in exploitation, as well as the legal and institutional framework; developing a detailed understanding of selected aspects; preparing participants for the assessment and commercial exploitation of know-how and patents from a research institution and compared with exploitation in a company.


Overview of intellectual property rights, patent procedures, patent structure, licensing agreements, aspects of secrecy and R&D agreements, patent search, early technology detection, technology management, IP strategy, IP management.

Teaching methods

Lecture, group work on patent examples, search tasks, licensing game

Mode of examination


Additional information

limited participants;

Attendance required at minimum 75%.

Target groups: advanced students and scientists



Course dates

Mon09:00 - 17:0021.10.2019 Campus Freihaus - D; Vortragsraum der BibliothekLecture
Wed09:00 - 17:0023.10.2019 Campus Freihaus - D; Vortragsraum der BibliothekLecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Attendance required at minimum 75%.

written examination, registration on TISS


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed14:00 - 15:3003.11.2021 TUWEL + Zoomwritten19.10.2021 11:00 - 01.11.2021 23:55TISSTechnologieverwertung Prüfung 1. Termin
Thu10:00 - 11:3004.11.2021 TUWEL + Zoomwritten19.10.2021 11:00 - 02.11.2021 23:55TISSTechnologieverwertung Prüfung 2. Termin
Mon14:30 - 16:0008.11.2021 TUWEL + Zoomwritten19.10.2021 11:00 - 05.11.2021 23:55TISSTechnologieverwertung Prüfung 3. Termin

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
28.08.2019 08:00 18.10.2019 20:00 18.10.2019 20:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 645 Data Science
TRS Transferable Skills


- presentation slides as handout

- The inventors' handbook, published by the European Patent Office, provides a comprehensive insight in the main topics of the lecture at http://www.epo.org/learning-events/materials/inventors-handbook.html

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