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Technology commercialisation

Industry, Enterprise and Innovation - Webinars
Date: Wednesday, 04 October 2017 14:00

Venue: online


This series of five 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 two 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.

Watch this video and learn more about our online training "Technology commercialisation"!

In addition, more information on the ip4inno project can be found on the ip4inno website.

You only need to register once for all five lessons.

- 4 October 2017, 14.00 hrs CEST (GMT + 02:00)

- 6 October 2017, 14.00 hrs CEST (GMT + 02:00)

- 11 October 2017, 14.00 hrs CEST (GMT + 02:00)

- 16 October 2017, 14.00 hrs CEST (GMT + 02:00)

- 18 October 2017, 14.00 hrs CEST (GMT + 02:00)

The sessions will be recorded and released in an online 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.

Level of expertise



Online training


Open innovation
(VCL 1/5)
4 October 2017, 14.00 hrs CEST (GMT + 02:00)

Innovation used to be very much a closed shop. Only technologies created within a company were regarded by that company as technologies 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 about and the relevance of intellectual property rights within this topic. It will give some guidance on how to manage technology transfer and on the legal implications of technology transfer partnerships. 
Technology commercialisation
(VCL 2/5)
6 October 2017, 14.00 hrs CEST (GMT + 02:00)

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 just producing and selling it yourself. 
(VCL 3/5)
11 October 2017, 14.00 hrs CEST (GMT + 02:00)

There are many great technologies, but which of them is worth pursuing further? The evaluation of a technology is an important step, especially when resources are limited so that not all promising technologies can be further developed. 
The third session will show a structured approach for the task of identifying the most promising technologies. The main criteria for evaluation will be introduced and discussed.
Valuation I
(VCL 4/5)
16 October 2017, 14.00 hrs CEST (GMT + 02:00)

What is the value of a specific patent? This question can be very important, for a variety of reasons. 
The fourth session looks at different ways of estimating the value of a patent. Various methods will be introduced, including recommendations as to when to use each one.
Valuation II case study
(VCL 5/5)
18 October 2017, 14.00 hrs CEST (GMT + 02:00)

Following on from the fourth session (Valuation I), this fifth session introduces a case study which will allow participants to work interactively on the valuation of a patent.
Moreover, participants will get practical experience in identifying the main factors involved in determining the licence fee for a transaction. Using basic data they will come up with a royalty rate and – very importantly – a justification for it.


The payment process will be handled by XING AG on behalf of the European Patent Office.

The registration fee can either be paid by credit card or PayPal.

Registration fee

EUR 100

The fee of EUR 100 covers all five 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.

Please do not use capital letters when filling the online registration form and make sure to register with an individual email address.


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
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Max. number of participants




Registration deadline





All Dates

  • Wednesday, 18 October 2017 14:00
  • Monday, 16 October 2017 14:00
  • Wednesday, 11 October 2017 14:00
  • Wednesday, 04 October 2017 14:00
  • Wednesday, 06 September 2017 14:00

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