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.

2020S, 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

Introduction: Basics concerning intellectual property, invention- and know-how protection
1 Options for exploitation of intellectual property
  1.1 Selling or licensing
  1.2 Start-up route
  1.3 R&D Projects, Consulting
2 Development of strategies
3 Businessplan and Technology offers
4 Use of databases: information about state-of-the-art and market
5 Protection of IPRs: Non-disclosure agreements, R&D contracts, patenting (preconditions/processes/options/strategies)
6 Business development

Teaching methods

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

Mode of examination


Additional information

Target groups: advanced students and scientists



Course dates

Mon09:00 - 17:0027.04.2020 Campus Freihaus D - Vortragsraum Bibliothek DDVorlesung
Wed09:00 - 17:0029.04.2020 Campus Freihaus D - Vortragsraum Bibliothek DDVorlesung
Thu09:30 - 16:0014.05.2020Office AS0345Durchführung der Online-Prüfungen
Tue09:30 - 16:0019.05.2020Office AS0345Durchführung der Online-Prüfung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

TUWEL Test online via Zoom (camera and ID-card obligatory)

  • only registered participants of the TUWEL course are admitted to the exam
  • registration on TISS, max 20 participants per exam, duration 90 minutes
  • format: open questions, no automatic evaluation, questions have to be answered in given order
  • the use of documentation or other resources is forbidden
  • You have to login into Zoom with your full name

maximum number of points (score): 15

Notenschlüssel: Sehr gut: 13 bis 15 Pkt
                           Gut: 11 bis < 13 Pkt
                           Befriedigend: 9 bis < 11 Pkt
                           Genügend: 7 bis < 9 Pkt
                           Nicht genügend < 7 Pkt

you can gain a bonus of 0.5 points for solving the exercises in TUWEL during the lecture.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu09:30 - 16:0029.10.2020 Zoom, see at TUWELwritten22.10.2020 08:00 - 28.10.2020 12:00TISSOnline-Prüfung 1 Technologieverwertung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.01.2020 07:00 22.04.2020 12:00 24.04.2020 12:00

Registration modalities:

registration for the lecture via TISS


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

Continuative courses


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