Fundamentals of Patent and Utility Model Law



The lecture and the exercises take place in the winter semester.



Consultation-hours by appointment. Please contact us.



The lecture procures information about German patent law and registered design rights. Students achieve knowledge in assignation, virtue and enforcement of patents and utility models. Other points of focus lie in employee invention and license agreement.

The lecture is addressed to engineers confronted with questions regarding industrial property protection in their careers. It provides basics to get along with different kinds of patents in everyday life. The exercise affords the opportunity to deepen the content of practical relevant cases by means of lecture and discussion.



The following topics are dealt with:

  • Fundamentals of Industrial Property Protection
  • Application and Assignation of Patent
  • Content, Virtue and Enforcement of Patent
  • Registered Design Rights
  • Laws regarding License Contract
  • Employee Invention

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Complementary lecture and exercise documents as well as older exams for exam preparation can be found
at RWTHmoodle.

Complementary documents are also available at RWTHonline.



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