From invention to patent

The following sets out the process from invention to marketing. 

The first step is filing the patent application.

During the patenting process the Technology Transfer Office works closely with the patent and marketing agency Erfinderzentrum Norddeutschland GmbH (EZN) in Hanover. EZN GmbH was founded in 1982 and since then has carried out over 13,000 technology evaluations and well over 1500 patent applications or patent families. EZN: 

  • evaluates the innovations on their ability to be patented and marketed,
  • takes care of the application and other patenting procedures for the invention and
  • looks after the marketing of the inventions.

They are also able to collaborate on other intellectual property rights such as the registration of trademarks and utility model rights.

  last changed 19.02.2018
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