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Inventions and patents

The Research Management and Transfer Department offers individual advice and support on inventions and patents to all of HHU’s academic staff.

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 third-party funding bodies
  •  How to carry out patent searches 
  •  Commercialization options: Sale and licensing of patents 

Prior to the publication of research results which might be suitable for commercial use, please inform us accordingly at an early stage. The HHU Patent Advisor will be happy to support you.

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.


Contact person

Michaela Kühn

Patent Advisor

Dr. Michaela Kühn
Building: 16.11
Floor/Room: 04.51
+49 211 81-12309
Andrea Daudert

Patent management

Andrea Daudert
Building: 16.11
Floor/Room: 04.51
+49 211 81-11913

You can download the following documents from the download area (intranet):

  • Das Patentierungsverfahren an der HHU
  • Invention disclosure form
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