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Universities and research centers are hotbeds of innovation 

Ideas should be protected and used by establishing a special property right and exploitation strategy for research.

This property right strategy focuses on protecting inventions that could potentially be exploited.

The exploitation strategy centers around generating income by licensing or selling property rights.

This income provides funds for further research and other property rights.

By exploiting these ideas, know-how is transferred from the research sector to the business sector. At the same time, protecting ideas secures the financial interests of the universities and research centers.

ROTHKOPF will help you develop your own property right strategy and will look after you and represent you during its implementation.

Based on our considerable industrial experience, we have plenty of tips and advice to help you develop your exploitation strategy.

We offer universities and research centers the following services:

  • Development and implementation of property right and exploitation strategies
  • Preparing searches
  • Drawing up patent applications
  • Representation in opposition, appeal and revocation proceedings
  • Assistance in infringement proceedings
  • Legal advice on patents, trademarks and designs
  • Expert advice on licenses, use agreements and know-how contracts