Inventions and Patents


Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf offers all HHU members individual advice about inventions and patents. 

Our advice, which is provided - if required - in cooperation with PROvendis GmbH (the patent marketing agency of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia) covers the following topics:

  •  Patenting procedure at HHU
  •  Inventions in science: Publications, invention and inventor status, sharing of revenue
  •  IPR clauses in contracts with providers of third-party funding
  •  How to carry out patent searches 
  •  Commercialization options: Sale and licensing of patents

Invention disclosure

The Invention Disclosure Form can be found in the download area in the intranet. Please consult the Patent Officer beforehand.  

Patenting procedure and commercialization of inventions

Details of the patenting procedure, evaluation and commercialization options for university patents as well as our cooperation partners can be found in the information sheet for university inventors. We also offer individual advice at any time on all aspects related to inventions and patents.

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