Patents are granted for new methods or products that signify a 'step ahead' from what is already known – often on paper. In order to judge whether it
makes sense to apply for a patent for what has been conceived, it is advisable to call in the relevant expert in this field: the patent attorney.
In order to follow the internal TU/e procedure you must complete the registration form and submit this via the Department Board with Gerard Verschuren.
"The arrangement of patents and inventions TU/e" is applicable to research and education, and applies to staff members and students alike.
For questions relating to inventions, patents and the commercialization of patents you can contact Jos Monaster (tel. no. 3542, TR 1.41, only on Mo/Tue and Wednesday)
A patent gives the owner a monopoly. The owner can prohibit others from manufacturing, importing or trading in products for which the patent gives protection.
In order to qualify for patent protection, new products, methods and improvements thereof must satisfy a number of requirements.
The three main requirements are:
In the Netherlands patents are granted by the Netherlands Industrial Property Office (the former Patent Office) in Rijswijk. For this purpose an application must be filed with the Netherlands Industrial Property Office, in which the invention is described and the requested rights are formulated.
Information about patents of the Octrooicentrum Nederland (Netherlands Patent Office) which includes information about:
Algemeen Octrooibureau General Patent Office
Intellectuele eigendom intellectual property - Ius mentis
IBM - Intellectual Property Network (American - European and Japanese patents)