General background

For many years, successful work on and with industrial property rights has been carried out at the TU Ilmenau. A legal assurance of research and development results is necessary for several reasons, e.g. in case of acquiring third-party funding for financing research work; a successful company spin-off or the marketing of these results. At TU Ilmenau the right contact person on these matters is Dipl.-Ing., Pat.-Ing. Cordula Müseler from PATON | Landespatentzentrum Thüringen. Ms Müseler provides expert advice and support for TU Ilmenau staff members and students and is responsible for drawing up, obtaining, maintaining, defending, releasing and transferring industrial property rights with the TU Ilmenau registered as rights holder.

On 9 October 2012 the Senate of TU Ilmenau decided on the Initiates file downloadguidelines for the management of intellectual property at the TU Ilmenau.

In addition, a bonus tool was introduced in January 2018 to reduce administrative burdens (Opens external link in new windowRectorate Notice 5/2018). It is applicable to all inventions fully applied for as of 01.01.2018.


  • Information and counselling
  • Processing of invention application
  • Applying for patent
  • Coordination of commercializing activities

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