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Friday, 11 January 2013
(at 11:15 in room 115, Hallwachsstr. 3)
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Intellectual property in science and engineering

Tobias Kleimann

Horn Kleimann Waitzhofer, Munich

Intellectual property (IP) refers to innovative ideas in terms of branding, design, know-how and technical innovations. In particular, patents as protective rights for intellectual property play an important role in rewarding innovators for their inventions. While scientific prizes mostly provide for a cultural recognition patents and potential license fees may lead to a financial compensation for the effort inventors put in their research and development activities. E.g. the blue LED, giant magneto-resistance or scanning tunneling microscopes have their industrial applications in lighting, memory and nano-fabrication. The seminar will give an introduction to IP rights and the requisites for their procurement and enforcement. Some aspects of software patents and the rights and obligations of (university) employee inventors are discussed as well.

Brief Bio:

Tobias Kleimann studied physics in Germany, Sweden and Italy and obtained a PhD in theoretical physics in the year 2003 for his work on electronic transport properties of one-dimensional nano-systems. After the PhD Tobias turned to IP law and was has been practising in the field for 8 years now. Tobias is a German and European patent and trademark attorney with Horn Kleimann Waitzhofer based in Munich where he counsels clients mainly from industry and R&D laboratories.

Invited by G. Cuniberti

Within the nanoSeminar

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