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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

When is an invention a free invention?

Inventions are free.

  • if they are not developed within the scope of an employment
  • if they are not based on experiences, which are the basis of or shared with an employment.

The employee must report also a free invention (“freie Erfindung”) to his employer immediately in a separate written notice in text form. The employee has to describe he invention and, if necessary, he has to report enough about the origin so that the employer can decide if the invention is indeed free.

Furthermore, service inventions (“Diensterfindung”) are free if the employer does not claim the service invention. When a service invention becomes free the employee can use it without restrictions.

In German universities inventions were free if the inventor had a special privilege called “Hochschullehrerprivileg”, which usually existed if he was a professor. However the old Employee Invention Law (“Arbeitnehmererfindergesetz”) was revised. Since 2nd July 2002 professors are no longer privileged in this way. Each invention made after  2nd July 2002 must be reported to the employer immediately in a separate written notice in text form, also by professors

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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