360.012 Industrial property rights for technicians
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

Course evaluation


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • know differences between different types of protective rights,
  • get a rough overview of the scope of protection of patents
  • investigate, whether patent protection may be obtained for an invention
  • comprehend and analyze situations of patent conflicts

Subject of course

The following topics are dealt with in the lecture:

  • Protective Rights
  • Patent publications – scope of protection
  • Patentability – State of the Art – Novelty – Inventive Step
  • Drafting patent claims – Application procedure
  • Furthere requirements of patentability – exceptions to patentability
  • Patent infringement
  • Right to a patent – Employees' inventions
  • International patenting – Priority rights – International patent Application – European Patent
  • Trademark Law
  • Design Law

Teaching methods

online video lecture, preparation of questions, zoom session

online quizzes, preparation of case studies (optional)

Mode of examination


Additional information

This lecture is a free "soft skill" subject course of the TU Wien.

Preliminary discussion will be on Di, 23.04.2024 – 16:00-17:00 in room CD 05 20 statt.

Time and place: 

Di, 23.04.2024 – 16:00-17:00

Di, 30.04.2024 – 12:00-14:00

Mi, 8.05.2024 – 14:00-16:00

Mi, 15.05.2024 – 14:00-16:00

Mi, 22.05.2024 – 14:00-16:00

This lecture is recommended for students of technical studies concerned with the development and implementation of products and processes.

The lecturer is Austrian and European patent Attorney and lay judge at the higher regional court Vienna. He holds a doctoral degree in electrical engineering (Dr. techn) and  Law (Dr. iur).




Examination modalities

Oral exam, Preparation of Questions for Zoom-sessions.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
29.01.2024 12:00 28.04.2024 13:00 12.04.2024 12:00


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


A video course for this course are available.

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