Intellectual Property Rights and Exploitation Rights
Copyright, patents, exploitation rights – what’s the best way for you to protect your intellectual property rights when it comes to externally-funded projects? Who owns the research data once the project has ended? And which exploitation rights should be agreed? The Legal Services team can help you to plan your project in a way that best protects your intellectual property rights. The team has created an overview of possible configurations which it can send to you upon request.
Publishing Research Findings
According to the Act on Higher Education of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (LHG), the findings of externally-funded research projects should be published within a reasonable time (§ 41 LHG). But in certain cases, the contracting party may want to protect his or her knowledge or keep the findings confidential until a patent has been registered. Ms. Smagin-Pallakst and Ms. Rietschel can advise you on managing these requirements so that you are still able to publish the findings without any limitations.