Basics of Patent Law

Nr.: N-042

The invention of new technology is of great importance to science. This is what makes legal protection against unauthorized use by third parties in the form of a patent (national or even international) important.

This webinar offers a brief, general introduction to the major kinds of intellectual property rights and compares them to one another. It then shifts focus to patents and the patenting process.
The requirements an invention must meet in order to be patented is regulated by law. Machines, compounds, and processes can be patented as long as they meet all necessary requirements, with the decisive criteria being novelty, inventive step, technicality, industrial applicability, and reproducibility.

This webinar introduces attendees to these basic requirements of patentability along with the limits of patent protection. It also discusses the basics of the patent application process and how a patent is structured.


  • What are the different types of intellectual property rights?
  • Patentability requirements
  • How a patent is structured
  • Introduction to the patent application process
  • What kind of protection patents offer

Info about the event

You will receive login details and further information the day before the event.

Attendance is free of charge for anyone whose university is a member of NRW Hochschul-IP.

Registration is possible until 29 November 2023: 

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  • 06.12.2023 10:00 - 11:30 Uhr


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Dr. Wolfram Schleich (Innovationsmanager der PROvendis GmbH)

Claudia Holthaus
+49 208 9410532

Noch gibt es keine einheitliche Regelung zum Gendern der diesem Seminar zugrunde liegenden Gesetzestexte. Um die Lesbarkeit zu verbessern, verzichten wir im Programm teilweise auf gendergerechte Sprache.

Der Verbund NRW Hochschul-IP wird durch das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen gefördert, Zuwendungsgeber ist das Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Industrie, Klimaschutz und Energie.