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18.11. - 9.12.2014

Verwertung von IP - Virtual Classroom Session des Euopäischen Patentamts


Das Europäische Patentamt (EPO) veranstaltet 4 jeweils einstündige Virtual Classroom Sessions zum Thema "Verwertung von Intellectual Property". Der Geschäftsführer der TUM-Tech, Dr. Christian Hackl ist der Referent dieser Veranstaltungen. Die Veranstaltungen finden in englischer Sprache statt. 



This series of four one-hour virtual classroom lessons will introduce topics from ip4inno training modules which have been specifically designed to equip companies, business advisors, TTOs and others with an understanding of intellectual property issues as they impact SMEs and new businesses. The lessons will be held over a period of four weeks. They focus on the commercialisation of IP and will provide valuable insights into the subject-matter.

The tutor is Christian Hackl, CEO of TUM-Tech GmbH.

Registration can be made on the website of the European Patent office.


The 4 lessions will be: 

- 18 November 2014, 14.00 hrs CET (13.00 hrs GMT)
- 20 November 2014, 14.00 hrs CET (13.00 hrs GMT)
- 2 December 2014, 14.00 hrs CET (13.00 hrs GMT)
- 9 December 2014, 14.00 hrs CET (13.00 hrs GMT)

The sessions will be recorded and released in the course room, where, if you are a registered participant, you can watch them as often as you like. Information on how to access the recordings will be provided in due course.

Target groups

  • Industry
  • Technology transfer officers
  • Business consultants and advisors



1. Open innovation

(VCL 1/4)

18 November 2014, 14.00 hrs CET (13.00 hrs GMT)

Innovation used to be very much a closed shop. Only ideas created within a company were regarded by that company as ideas worth pursuing. This view has changed; now “open innovation” is the buzz word.

This first session of the series will look at what open innovation is and the relevance of IPR within it. It will give some guidance on how to manage technology transfer and on the legal implications of technology transfer partnerships.


2. IP commercialisation

(VCL 2/4)

20 November 2014, 14.00 hrs CET (13.00 hrs GMT)

What can you do with a patent? The standard is to build a product based on the IP and sell it. Is that all there is?

The second session of the series will introduce and discuss various options for commercialising a patent, beyond simply producing and selling it yourself.


3. Valuation I

(VCL 3/4)

2 December 2014, 14.00 hrs CET (13.00 hrs GMT)

What is the value of a specific patent? This question can be very important, for a variety of reasons.

The third session looks at three different ways of estimating the value of a patent. Various methods will be introduced, including recommendations as to when to use each one.


4. Valuation II case study

(VCL 4/4)

9 December 2014, 14.00 hrs CET (13.00 hrs GMT)

Following on from the third session (Valuation I), this fourth session introduces a case study which will allow participants to work interactively on the valuation of a patent.

Participants will identify the main factors involved in determining the license fee for a transaction. Using basic data they will come up with a royalty rate and – very importantly – a justification for it.


Level of expertise




Online training



Please note: registrations on 14 November risk not being able to participate live in the first session. This will depend on transfer times of the participation fee with payment via credit card!

Payment of the registration fee can be made by either
Visa or MasterCard
You will receive an invoice from the EPO addressed to you according to the details in your online registration
Payment by credit card
Please have your credit card details (MasterCard or Visa) handy when you register. You will receive confirmation of your registration by e-mail in due course.


Registration fee

EUR 100

The fee of EUR 100 covers all four one-hour virtual classroom lessons. It is payable in one amount. No refunds are available for cancellations received less than 10 working days prior to the start of the first session.



Technical requirements: In order to attend the on-line course participants need a computer with an internet browser and a high-speed broadband internet connection. For the virtual classrooms, the EPO uses Cisco WebEx, so initially some WebEx software will be installed on your computer. Security settings on local Firewalls need to be checked. For more information please see the "VC guidelines for participants" under "Downloads". In order to make full use of the VC sessions, we recommend to use headsets.


Venue details




European Patent Office European Patent Academy Bob-van-Benthem-Platz 1 80469 Munich T. +49 89 2399 5454