Handling intellectual property in a conscious and professional manner is an important aspect when nurturing innovations and developing successful cooperations between research institutions and the industry. Through an established IP policy, the TUM ensures that the research results are fed into the value chain effectively, thereby fostering a steady development of innovative technologies and products.
Know how losses occur due to diverging or insufficient knowledge of IP relevant rules, practice and traditions. Our IP policy was conceived to diminish the uncertainties and risks of know how losses throughout this university. Furthermore, the TUM IP policy backs the roadmap of the TUM as an entrepreneurial university: qualified scientists, sustainable long-term performance and an optimal exploitation of research results.
Here you can find a more detailed description of TUM's IP policy.