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Patents: How to protect your ideas

Partner: GraduateCenter-LMU

Date & Time: March 27, 2017, 15:00-19:00
                      and March 28, 2014, 9:00-12:00

Location: IBZ, Amalienstr. 38

Workshop Outline

This workshop will give you an overview about how to claim and protect Intellectual Property effectively. Three talks on the first afternoon will impart the most important knowledge about IP, as well as inventor's rights and duties as a civil service employee. In addition, you will have the opportunity to discuss career opportunities in IP with a patent attorney and a patent examiner from EPA in the relaxed atmosphere of a fireside chat.

On the second day, you will actively transfer your knowledge by working on a case study in teams. This case study will reflect a real-life patent infringement. By assuming a role as either patent holder, patent infringer, or jury court, you will gain first-hand experience on how patent conflicts are dealt with.

Preliminary Workshop Schedule:

Monday, March 27




How to Protect a Nanotechnology Invention Successfully
- The Reaxon Story

Dr. Stefan Huebner,
SR Huebner & Kollegen


IP protection, management and commercialization
Dr. Sarah Krüger, Bayerische Patentallianz GmbH


Coffee break


The patenting procedure at the European Patent Office
Dr. Christian Kallinger, European Patent Office


A case study in nanotechnology - introduction
Dr. Stefan Huebner, SR Huebner & Kollegen

from 18:30

Fireside chat: Career opportunities for scientists in the IP profession

­Tuesday, March 28


Case study - team work and presentation
Dr. Stefan Huebner & Dr. Christian Kallinger


End of the workshop


Dr. Stefan Huebner is a patent attorney. One of his areas of specialization is nanotechnology.

Dr. Jens Nagel is IP licensing manager at the Opens external link in new windowBayrische Patentallianz in Munich.

Dr. Christian Kallinger is patent examiner at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich.



The workshop is fully booked.