Patent, Trademark, Design: Intellectual Property Rights Print

An Introduction and Practical Guide

Lecturer: Gerd L. Koepe LL. M., Graduate Chemist, German and European Patent Attorney

Date and time:

Day 1: October 19, 2022 - 09:00-17:00 h

Day 2: October 20, 2022 - 09:00-17:00 h

Day 3: October 21, 2022 - 09:00-12:00 h

Location: R 2.5.1, Herder-Verlagsgebäude, Hermann-Herder-Strasse 4


Please register via SGBM management.


Students will receive basic information on Intellectual Property rights ("IP rights") in general and on patents granted for technical inventions in particular. A practical guide for dealing with technical inventions made in a scientist's professional life and for patenting such technical inventions will be provided.


Topics covered will include:

•    What is Intellectual Property (IP)?
•    History of Intellectual Property
•    Intellectual Property in the Statutory Legal Framework
•    Types of IP rights, and what is protected by them ?
•    Legal Framework for Protecting IP
•    Intellectual Property „Inter Partes“
•    IP as the Subject of Assets
•    Critique of the classical IP System
•    Practicing IP in Natural Sciences / Bio Sciences
•    Support in IP protection problems or with IP matter issues

Comments on the course by participants:
"The course was excellent in terms of understanding how intellectual property works.
One of the strong points was explanation of diverse intellectual property forms : trademarks, designs, patents, etc."

"A lot of room for discussion of specific topics. Instructor seemed very competent."

"The course was very interactive; during the presentation, a lot of questions/comments arised, which were readily answered by the instructor with a lot of passion, often leading to a nice discussion. Particularly, the instructor always tried to see the topic from the students distinct position, which made the IP-subject, which is normally pretty boring, very interesting."