Invention Management

Evaluation of the innovation

SVH's range of services initially includes invention management, i.e. the evaluation of individual technologies, which involves checking whether the inventions are "new, based on an inventive step and commercially applicable" in accordance with Section 1 of the Patent Act (PatG).

Evaluation of the innovation

Examination of the service invention

First of all, the principle applies that all inventions of an employee, regardless of the intention with which an innovation was developed, constitute an employee invention pursuant to Section 4 of the Employee Invention Act (ArbnErfG). The employer then checks whether the invention was made during the term of the employment relationship and is in this subject area so that he can claim it. If the innovation was not made in the field of work, it is a free invention pursuant to Section 4 (3) sentence 1 ArbnErfG and must be returned to the inventor after examination by the employer.

Decision on claim

After appropriate evaluation of the invention disclosure and the associated inventor interviews, the letters of recommendation are passed on to the employer with a proposal regarding a claim or release of the invention. The employer then decides whether the invention is to be patented in the employer's name.

Services

  • Research regarding the state of the art
  • Examination of inventive step
  • Identification of recycling potentials
  • Consultations for inventors
  • Coordination of industrial and academic joint inventions
  • Invention Management
    Invention Management

    SVH's range of services initially includes invention management, i.e. the evaluation of individual technologies, which involves checking whether the inventions are "new, based on an inventive step and commercially applicable" in accordance with Section 1 of the Patent Act (PatG).

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  • Patent Consulting
    Patent Consulting

    The innovation is the basis of a transfer object, which is often at a very early stage of development, so that the actual market potential can often not be clearly identified or analysed. Patents can be helpful here as a decisive success factor for the progress of an idea, as they create a protective framework for the further development of innovations, especially in the case of research results that are not yet fully deeloped.

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  • Exploitation options
    Exploitation options

    Innovations and technical progress play a decisive role for a well-functioning and growing national economy. They provide impetus and direction for solving societal problems and serve as a direct asset for differentiation in the increasingly fast-paced international competition. With their basic research, universities make an enormously important contribution to this process, but these findings remain inaccessible to society without further development into a product and thus without efficient transfer. The most common forms of transfer, in terms of economic and practical relevance, are third-party funded research, exploitation through the sale of patents and the establishment of new businesses in the form of spin-offs.

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