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About us

MBM ScienceBridge GmbH evaluates, protects and commercializes inventions of higher education institutions and research facilities. It was founded as a private company and wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Göttingen Public Law Foundation in 2004.

We see our mission in the motivation of scientists to also look at their own research results from the perspective of an economically relevant invention and to report such to the employer as an employee invention.

In the case of promising inventions, we coordinate the application for an intellectual property right with external patent lawyers who are specialised in the relevant field

We subsequently present such inventions worldwide to companies in order to identify partners who are interested in developing the invention into a product and placing the product onto the market

Does the declaration of an invention put my planned publication at risk?

This is only in rare cases a problem. However, it is important to submit your invention as early as possible.

We recommend to get in touch with us, when your research results are available and when you expect them to constitute an invention or if you want to clarify, if your results have an economical potential and if this should be protected.

The best time to submit an invention is, when the first draft of your planned publication is finished. This draft can then be attached to your invention declaration to supplement the description of your invention. Between this point in time and the publication of your paper there usually is enough time to evaluate the invention and to professionally draft and file a patent application. This however, has definitively to be done before your paper as well as preliminary online abstracts are published.

Nevertheless, sometimes inventions are only submitted shortly before their imminent publication. In these cases journals are often willing to delay the publication in order to file a patent application. Alternatively and if the invention obviously has a high economic potential, the filing of a provisional (not fully legally drafted) patent application based on your publication draft could be an option to achieve patent protection.

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Our Partners

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Universitätsmedizin Göttingen Universität Hildesheim
Leuphana Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
IFNANO Hochschule Hannover TransferAllianz
TU Clausthal Ostfalia Measurement Valley
 Laser Zentrum Hannover Gino  

 

Looking for innovation

MBM ScienceBridge GmbH supports scientists, evaluates inventions, oversees applications for intellectual property rights and out-licenses patents of universities and research institutions in Göttingen and Lower Saxony.

Our company evaluates, protects and commercializes inventions of higher education institutions and research facilities. It was founded as a private company and wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Göttingen, Public Law Foundation, in 2004.


Office of MBM ScienceBridge GmbH:
You can find the office of the MBM ScienceBridge GmbH at Hans-Adolf-Krebs-Weg 1, 37077 Göttingen on the northern campus of the Georg-August-University Göttingen.

A subsidiary of

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen