In the area of patents and licenses, we work closely with the team of the Department for Technology and Innovation. If you have general questions or need specific assistance, for example with the application process, please contact us. We will be happy to pass on your request!

The Department for Technology and Innovation offers you the following assistance on the subject of patents/licenses:

  • Initial and introductory advice for professors, staff and students of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg on patenting and intellectual property protection issues
  • Acceptance of invention disclosures by professors and employees of BTU Cottbus in accordance with §5 of the Employee Invention Act (Arbeitnehmererfindergesetz)
  • Submission of applications to the SIGNO Universities program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology for the further development of the structures created for the exploitation of intellectual property rights from universities and publicly funded research institutions via external patent and exploitation agencies
  • Advising start-ups on how to secure their own research and development (R&D) results through industrial property rights and how to exploit them