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.

2024S, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


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

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

Lecture, TUWEL-Course, lecture slides, scriptum for selected chapters, videos, online tasks, questions and discussion

Mode of examination


Additional information

limited participants;

Attendance required at minimum 75%.

Target groups: advanced students and scientists



Course dates

Fri09:00 - 17:0012.04.2024HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH 015.082: Technologieverwertung
Fri09:00 - 17:0019.04.2024HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann - ARCH 015.082: Technologieverwertung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Attendance required at minimum 75%.

written examination

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.01.2024 12:00 02.05.2024 12:00 05.05.2024 18:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
TRS Transferable Skills Not specified


- 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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