Patents & Licenses

Information on how to apply for the Pan-European Seal Programme

The application documents for the Pan-European Seal Programme can be downloaded here as a .zip-file (4.8 KB).

For further information, please refer to the websites of the des European Union Intellectual Property Office(EUIPO) und des European Patent Office.. 

We provide the following services to all TUM members who intend to apply for a patent for an interesting idea, a project at developmental stage, or a finished product:

Within the framework of collaboration of Bavarian universities and Bayerische Patentallianz GmbH, we provide:

  • Free assessment of your invention in terms of patentability and patent merit requirements
  • Free filing of a patent application by TUM if the invention is considered patentable
  • Financing, coordination and monitoring of the patenting process
  • Commercialization of the invention/the patent in collaboration with the inventor and "Bayerische Patentallianz"

The royalty proceeds will be split between the inventor, TUM, the TUM department/institute concerned, and "Bayerischen Patentallianz". Pursuant to section 42 of the German Employees’ Inventions Act, the inventor will receive 30% of the gross commercialization income.

Click here for a detailed description of the TUM patent policy.