360.012 Industrial property rights for technicians
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • know differences between different types of protective rights,
  • get a rough overview of the scope of protection of patents
  • investigate, whether patent protection may be obtained for an invention
  • comprehend and analyze situations of patent conflicts

Subject of course

The following topics are dealt with in the lecture:

  • Protective Rights
  • Patent publications – scope of protection
  • Patentability – State of the Art – Novelty – Inventive Step
  • Drafting patent claims – Application procedure
  • Furthere requirements of patentability – exceptions to patentability
  • Patent infringement
  • Right to a patent – Employees' inventions
  • International patenting – Priority rights – International patent Application – European Patent
  • Trademark Law
  • Design Law

Teaching methods

online video lecture, preparation of questions, zoom session

online quizzes, preparation of case studies (optional)

Mode of examination


Additional information

This lecture is a free "soft skill" subject course of the TU Wien.

Preliminary discussion and lectures will be held online via zoom.

Time and place: Schedule of the online meetings will be announced via TUWEL

This lecture is recommended for students of technical studies concerned with the development and implementation of products and processes.

The lecturer is Austrian and European patent Attorney and lay judge at the higher regional court Vienna. He holds a doctoral degree in electrical engineering (Dr. techn) and a master's degree in Law (Mag. iur).




Examination modalities

Oral exam, Preparation of Questions for Zoom-sessions.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.01.2023 12:00 30.04.2023 13:00 14.04.2023 12:00


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Lecture notes for this course are available during the lecture.

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