Introduction to Patents and Inventions

Innovation and an awareness of intellectual property issues are becoming increasingly important in the academic world, as Universities seek to commercialize their inventions and encourage entrepreneurial staff and students to start their own companies.

This workshop will provide a general and practical overview of patents, without assuming any prior knowledge. Participants will learn what happens when an invention is reported to the University, and how the University exploits its intellectual property. There will be opportunities to ask questions and to discuss specific issues of interest during the workshop.

The issues we will address include:

  • What is a patent?
  • What sorts of inventions are patentable? What are the criteria for patentability?
  • The patent application procedure
  • University of Vienna procedures for identifying, protecting, and licensing inventions
  • Inventor remuneration

Date & Registration

24 June 2020, 9-12:00 | CANCELLED

Location: Center for Doctoral Studies, Berggasse 7, 1090 Vienna, Seminar room 2
Registration: online registration

Registration takes place exclusively online via U:Space. We are sorry, but we cannot consider e-mail registrations. Please, mind the registration deadline, which generally ends 3 weeks before start of a course. With your registration you commit yourself to participating in the whole workshop. Course material is sent to a participant's unet e-mail address and has to be taken along to the workshop.


Dr. Jürgen Walkenhorst, Head of Technology Transfer, University of Vienna