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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

How do you recognize an invention?

An invention can be a new machine, substance, method or process. It can also be an improvement of these if it is significant, novel and not obvious to others skilled in the same field. Furthermore, you should have put your inventive idea into practice.

The German Patent Act describes in detail what is not considered as an invention: discoveries, scientific theories, mathematical methods, aesthetic creations, maps/schemes, rules and methods for performing mental activities, for games or for business activities, as well as programs for computers/data processing equipment and output of information.

The German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) states: It is however not sufficient that an invention is new compared to prior art. The invention must also involve an inventive step of significant height. Even if an invention is new, it can not be patented if a person skilled in the art can easily find the solution. This criterion ensures that not every little new step leads to a property right, which then blocks the progress in the relevant area.


Links:

German Patent Act (in German)
Status November 2011

German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)
booklet about patents/ Juli 2012 (in German)

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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