Patenting for Innovation

Semester: Winter Semester
Course Type: Lecture
Location: Virtually in StudOn and Zoom
Time: Monday, 16:45 – 18:15 (first lecture on 09.11.2020)
Language: English
Credit points/ Contact hours: 5 ECTS/ 2 SWS

Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein

Dr. Bernhard Grill

Dr. Martin Schymanietz

Matthias Rose

Nina Lugmair



[ Findet im WS 2020 statt / Is offered in winter term 2020 ]

Is offered virtually. The virtual meeting dates will take place during the following timeslot: Mondays, 16:45 – 18:15

+++ IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will for the moment take place virtually with no physical presence. All participants have to register in the respective course on StudOn. A constant monitoring of the course is essential, as all important information und access to the course material will be communicated over this channel. +++


Intellectual Properties (IPs) in general and especially patents play an important role in innovation in any Hightech society. This topic is multi-faceted and can be accessed from different viewpoints e.g. business, politics, legal framework, organization, etc.

In this course, we will introduce IPs and patents in general and focus on the role of IPs and patents in research, development and (open) Innovation. Additionally, we will examine the patent exploitation through licensing contracts and patent pools and the patent policies in the European Union, China and USA.

During the course, the students will learn to understand the role of patenting in the Innovation process. By doing so, they will gain deeper insights into the roles of IP in various types of businesses and in different regions and contexts.


Registration via StudOn and will be open from 23th October to 2nd November. The number of places is limited and participants will be drawn randomly from the students, who registered for this course in the mentioned registration period.

Furthermore, an examination application is obligatory via myCampus (in the examination registration period).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Lecture starts on 09.11.2020 (16.45-18.15 o´clock)