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Inventions and Patents

Via the HHU Research & Transfer Department, CEDUS offers an individual advice service on the subject of inventions and patents for all HHU members.

We advise, in cooperation with PROvendis GmbH (the patent marketing agency of the federal state of NRW), on the following key topics:

  • From invention to patent: Information about the procedure at the HHU
  • Inventions in science: Criteria for patentable inventions in all disciplines, publications and inventions, inventor status, revenue sharing, IPR in third-party funded projects
  • Formulation and implementation of IPR clauses in contracts with third-party sources of funding
  • Carrying out of patent searches (degree-of-novelty searches / state-of-the-art searches)
  • Commercialization options for university inventions (sale, licensing, spin-off, start-up)
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