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.

2021W, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

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 technology 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

TUWEL-Course, scriptum, videos, online tasks, lecture slides, online-lecture per Zoom Session, questions and discussion

Mode of examination


Additional information

limited participants;

Attendance required at minimum 75%.

Target groups: advanced students and scientists



Course dates

Tue09:00 - 17:0019.10.2021 online Veranstaltung015.082 VO Technologieverwertung
Thu09:00 - 17:0021.10.2021 online Veranstaltung015.082 VO Technologieverwertung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Attendance required at minimum 75%.

written examination (Online), registration via TUWEL


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed14:00 - 15:3002.11.2022 TUWEL + Zoomwritten18.10.2022 11:00 - 31.10.2022 23:55TISSTechnologieverwertung Prüfung 1. Termin
Thu10:00 - 11:3003.11.2022 TUWEL + Zoomwritten18.10.2022 11:00 - 01.11.2022 23:55TISSTechnologieverwertung Prüfung 2. Termin
Mon14:30 - 16:0007.11.2022 TUWEL + Zoomwritten18.10.2022 11:00 - 04.11.2022 23:55TISSTechnologieverwertung Prüfung 3. Termin
Thu15:00 - 16:3008.12.2022 TUWEL and Zoomwritten01.12.2022 18:00 - 06.12.2022 16:00TISSTechnologieverwertung Prüfung 4.Termin
Wed14:00 - 15:3005.04.2023 TUWEL + Zoomwritten28.03.2023 11:00 - 04.04.2023 12:00TISSTechnologieverwertung Termin 2
Tue14:00 - 15:3011.04.2023 TUWEL + Zoomwritten04.04.2023 11:00 - 10.04.2023 12:00TISSTechnologieverwertung Termin 1
Thu10:00 - 11:3020.04.2023 TUWEL + Zoomwritten28.03.2023 11:00 - 18.04.2023 18:00TISSTechnologieverwertung Termin 3

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
25.08.2021 08:00 15.10.2021 20:00 15.10.2021 20:00



- 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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