In today's knowledge society, education, research and protection of generated knowledge are among the quality and performance factors of a university. Intellectual property rights, especially patents, offer the chance to prove the research and innovation strength of the university and the knowledge and economic region of Jena as well as to support and promote the economy and the foundation of startups through successful exploitation. Our goal is to actively make the university's knowledge available to society, to initiate cooperation, to cultivate collaborative partnerships and to create added value for all sides. We offer a comprehensive service:
The guidelines and strategic goals of the University Jena in dealing with intellectual property are anchored in an IP strategy and form the basis for the support services offered. The Property Rights Service supports the university management and represents the university in IP matters. The Property Rights Service thus offers support to members of the University Jena on the following topics:
The staff of the Property Rights Service would be pleased to hear from you at an early stage. A form is also available for disclosure an invention. It can be filled out and sent to the Property Rights Service of the Research and Transfer Service Center with the appropriate confidentiality.
All services are coordinated and agreed upon in close cooperation with the scientists of the faculties, with the inventors and the colleagues of the K1-Startup Service and Nucleus Jena as well as the legal office of the University Jena.
The Employee Invention Act regulates the legal relationship between employee and inventor. According to this law, the employee is obliged to report all service inventions to the university.
Industrial property protection is of great importance for the economy. Therefore, the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), as an upper federal authority, pursues the goal of increasing public awareness of intellectual property, especially in the business community and in research and higher education. In this context, the Friedrich Schiller University Jena cooperates closely with the German Patent and Trademark Office and complements the DPMA's central range of services as a patent information center on a regional level. The services offered by the patent information center include:
Patents are indispensable in the economy, if own products, technologies and developments are to be protected against imitation and the competitor and thereby a unique position on the market is secured. However, intellectual property rights are also becoming increasingly important in the university sector. A significant proportion of the technical knowledge published worldwide is contained in the patent literature. Patents and published patent applications are therefore an important source of information and can have an inspiring effect on new research projects. Third-party funding organizations such as the BMBF are also paying increasing attention to ensuring that research projects applied for not only serve to gain knowledge, but that research results are subsequently exploited commercially. Exploitation strategies and intellectual property rights play a decisive role here. It is therefore advisable to conduct patent searches at an early stage in the development of a new idea or invention.
The staff of the Property Rights Service/Patent Information Center provide support by
for the following search tasks
Searches can be carried out on the premises of the IPR Service/Patent Information Center based on an extensive data collection. This includes, for example, official publications as well as exclusive access to Internet services of the German Patent and Trademark Office.
The Property Rights Service and the Patent Information Center are the right address for your request, as we are
and in cooperation with the information brokers in the faculties are also well positioned for subject-specific search.