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1 Intellectual property as instrument for facilitation of collaborative research Workshop on the key role of patents in the transfer of knowledge in the knowledge-based economy Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Serbia Belgrade, 30 October 2012 Dr. Alexandros Papaderos

2 “...technology has become so sophisticated, broad and expensive that even the largest companies cannot afford to do it all themselves.” R. Z. Gussin Corporate Vice President Science and Technology Johnson & Johnson Industry-academia collaboration Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

3 § 2 University Mission (excerpt)  “… act together with economic and professional practice and promote knowledge and technology transfer. “ § 6 Research mission (excerpt)  “…Subject of research in the universities may be, taking into account the mission of the university, all scientific fields and the application of scientific knowledge in the economy ….. “ § 8 Research with third parties (excerpt)  “The university members, …………….., are entitled to as part of their official duties to carry out research projects including those…..funded by third parties. The implementation of such projects is part of university research.” Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) and academia Excerpts from the Bavarian Higher Education Law Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

4 Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) is made… KTT through people Examples:  conference attendance and/or presentations  doctoral and postdoctoral theses in industry  consultancy services Benefits  latest trends  contacts  exchange of experiences KTT through collaboration Examples:  contract research  co-operations  strategic alliances Benefits  access to external expertise and equipment  creation of centres of scientific excellence  establishment of long- termed relationships KTT through IPR Examples:  commercialization  start-up or spin-of companies Benefits  financial income  reputation  proof of competence Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

5  Patents  Industrial designs  Trademarks  Utility models  Copyright  Trade secrets  New plant varieties  Computer programs (including, without limitation, microcode, subroutines, and operating systems)  Unpatented materials (including biological materials like cell lines, organisms, plasmids, transgenic animals, materials useful for research or for commercial purposes, for which patent applications are not filed) Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012 Standard types of IPR

6 Types of collaboration with regard to IPR  Research & Development (contract research)  third-party funded cooperation  self-funded cooperation  services contract (e.g. scientific measurements)  consultancy services Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

7 Distinction between creator and owner: creator is always an individual! BUT: IPR can be created under various legal circumstances:  University funded research (“ground financing”)  publicly funded research (regional, national, international)  Industry-funded contract research  Co-founded industry-university collaboration Inventors can be (beside employees of the University) :  Undergraduate/Diploma Students  Doctoral Thesis Students  Visiting scientists Dr. Alexandros Papaderos Creation of IPR 30/10/2012

8 Needs of industry within the scope of collaboration with academia  reasonable costs and efforts for the conclusion of collaboration agreements  compliance with the acknowledged rules of technology and science  professional and proper execution of the work  confidential handling of information/data  freedom to operate (results are free from rights of third parties)  exclusivity for the use of the results (and eventually of the background IP) Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

9 Needs of academia within the scope of collaboration with industry  full cover of costs of research work  financial security to allow recruitment of staff  exact definition and legal commitment of the research work  handling of publications  warranties, liability, insurance, governing law  no hidden “nasties”: clear wording  fair and reasonable remuneration for IPR  ownership and/or use of IPR Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

10 Who should own the IPR? Academia Industry  university should act as applicant  commercialization of research results is desirable  focus of Universities should be on research and education  IPR should be handled like the other results  inventions are an „add on“ to the results and therefore not satisfied by the project remuneration  transfer of ALL IPR is satisfied by the project remuneration Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

11 Crucial point of negotiations: Intellectual Property BACKGROUND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY  the Background IP remains the respective property of the Project Partner from which it originates  the academic partner ensures that the industrial partner is granted a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence, to have access to and to use the Background IP owned by or licensed to the academic partner solely for the performance and the duration of the Research Project  the academic partner ensures that the industrial partner is granted, under mutually agreed reasonable conditions, a non-exclusive and transferable licence to have access to and to use the Background IP owned by or licensed to the academic partner, which is necessary for the exploitation of the Results of such Research Project Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

12 A new concept for the electromobility of the future Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

13 Research at TUM Winner of the Excellence Initiative 2006 and 2012 Research Program TUM Energy Interdisciplinary Research Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

14 Societal responsibility Participation in the formation of future mobility solutions Project reflections Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

15 Project reflections Know-How gain Strengthening and extension of the e-mobility competence at the TUM and the industry partners Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

16 Qualification Research, industry-related training and competence build-up for students Project reflections Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

17 Collaboration with industry Build-up of a interdisciplinary competence network within TUM and with the participating industry partners Project reflections Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

18 Project reflections Electromobility: Efficient, reasonably priced, safe Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

19 Aerodynamics Climatology and Building Services Carbon Composites Service and Technology Marketing Informatics in Energy Electrical energy storage Energy Conversion Technology Energy Economics Ergonomics Entrepreneurial Finance Automotive Technology Participating Chairs and Research Groups Power Transmission Systems Industrial Design Integrated Systems Lightweight Structures Mechanical Elements Product Development Technical Electrochemistry Thermodynamics Metal Forming and Yielding Information Systems Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

20 C-CON (http://www.c-con.de/) IAV (http://www.iav.com/) Gerg RPT (http://www.gerg-rpt.com/ R&R Kfz (http://www.rr-kfz.de/) Bavarian Research Foundation (http://www.forschungsstiftung.de) Collaboration partners and project funding Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

21 Audiotec Fischer Automobilscharniere Hasten BBS BMW Bund der Freunde der TUM Daimler Eibach KRAH GROUP Kühlerbau Schneider LION Smart MENNEKES Michelin Neumayer Tekfor OSRAM PROCAD SANYO Component Europe SGL CARBON Stangl & Co. Präzisionstechnik ThyssenKrupp Bilstein Suspension ThyssenKrupp Presta UnternehmerTUM Webasto Sponsors Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

22 Project objective Use science and research innovations for the development of the e-car of the future Customer-oriented mobility in urban environments Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

23 MUTE MUTE was the first step at the Technical University of Munich for the development of a reasonable priced e-car. The vehicle unites innovations from numerous research areas of Technical University of Munich. Focus areas: Vehicle concept Torque-Vectoring-Transmission Energy storage Infotainment Tele-operarted driving Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

24 The prototype was presented at the Frankfurt International Motor Show IAA in September BRF Research Projekt MUTE is completed. Follow-up project? Dr. Alexandros Papaderos 30/10/2012

25 A more advanced demonstrator will be build in collaboration with the consortium. FMEF-and Industry funded Research Project Visio.M has started. BRF-funded Research Project MUTE is completed. Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

26 Project objectives Visio.M Well-known German automotive companies and scientists from the TUM explore togehter advanced possibilities for safe and inexpensive construction of small, efficient electric vehicles Approval category L7e: power of 15 kW and maximum empty weight of 400 kg (without battery) Innovations and new technologies: vehicle safety, drive, energy storage and operating concept Safety design: safety level of a conventional car with an internal combustion engine, despite minimal weight Dr. Alexandros Papaderos 30/10/2012

27 The future Further development of the vehicle: Engine bench testing Test drives Application of research funds Convincement of a OEM to licence-in and build the vehicle Dr. Alexandros Papaderos30/10/2012

28 Contact: Technische Universität München TUM ForTe Dr. Alexandros Papaderos Arcisstr München Tel.: Fax: Internet: Thank you for listening!


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