Learn how to systematically acquire and exploit intellectual property rights.
Innovation and the continuous development of a brand and respective product portfolios are decisive factors for the success of a company in a global and complex environment. The systematic acquisition, protection, and exploitation of patents, licenses, and other exclusive rights may, in fact, determine the success or failure of innovation-oriented companies, institutions of higher education, and extramural research and development programs. International license and patent activities as well as an active approach to investing in patents – under due consideration for their profitability – therefore form an essential part of corporate strategies and economic deliberations to strengthen the economic power and to secure the location of a company.
In the fields of technology, business, and law, issues of patent use and property rights management have previously been considered only marginally. Against this backdrop, MCI has set out to create this certificate program and provide a thorough discussion of strategies onf how to use and protect rights to create a competitive advantage.
Upon completion of the Certificate in Patent & License Management program you will
The Certificate in Patent & License Management program provides high-quality training for executives, research assistants, and patent or license advisors in companies, institutions of higher education, or research organizations. The course is also appropriate for business developers, e.g. venture capital consultants, business angels, and individuals with respective responsibility in technology transfer organizations, competence centers, cluster organizations, or public facilities.
The numerous graduates of the Certificate in Patent & License Management program attest to the success of this course. Please see below for more information:
The Certificate in Patent & License Management program is a part-time course of study based on a didactic concept tailored to the needs of professional decision makers.
The content of the course is divided into 15 modules teaching advanced knowledge of how to acquire and manage patents, licenses, and other exclusive rights. The topics covered include intellectual property strategy and management, technology transfer, and trademark rights and management. The course focuses on the legal framework conditions of the patent system and commercial legal protection, including national and international contract law.
The program includes 16 on-campus sessions held on Fridays and Saturdays. Please also plan extra time for five projects to be completed as part of selected modules and your final paper.
The next course starts in spring 2019.More information on costs & teaching principles can be found here.
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The faculty includes researchers and experienced practitioners with proven expertise in their respective areas of specialization. Participants in the course will benefit from the combination of recent scientific findings and extensive practical experience provided by our team.
Scientific management & advisory board
Dr. Bernd EbersbergerBernd Ebersberger is a university of applied sciences professor. He acts as the head of R&D Services at MCI and coordinates the Business & Management and International Business programs.
Dr. Stefan WarbekStefan Warbek is a patent attorney and the founder of Warbek Attorneys at Law, Innsbruck.
Dr. Daniel AlgeDaniel Alge is a patent attorney and partner of Sonn & Partner, Vienna.
Dr. Ivan Dvořák, C.Sc.Ivan Dvořák is a partner and the managing director of the INNOVATION LEADERSHIP AGENCY in Prague, Czech Republic.
Dr. Udo GennariUdo Gennari is a project and innovations manager at Business Upper Austria, Linz.
Dr. Tobias KleimannTobias Kleimann is a certified physicist and a patent attorney at Horn Kleimann Waitzhofer in Munich, Germany.
Dr. Sascha Salomonowitz, M.B.L.-HSG, LL.M. (NYU)Sascha Salomonowitz is a partner of Salomonowitz Horak, Vienna.
Dr. Bernd M. SamlandBernd M. Samland is the founder and CEO of Endmark in Cologne, Germany.
Dr. Paul TorgglerPaul Torggler is a patent attorney at Torggler & Hofinger, Innsbruck.
Frank WaitzhoferFrank Waitzhofer is an engineer and a patent attorney at Horn Kleimann Waitzhofer in Munich, Germany.
Dr. Andreas VögeleAndreas Vögele is a patent attorney and partner of Schwarz & Partner, Innsbruck.
Dr. Richard FlammerRichard Flammer is the principal director of patent information at the European Patent Academy of the European Patent Agency in Munich, Germany.
Dr. Ludovit Garzik, M.B.A.Ludovit Garzik is the director of the Austrian Council, Vienna.
The MCI certificate programs have been designed to meet the highest international quality standards. They are continuously assessed by internal and external bodies.
The aws Austrian federal promotional bank for entrepreneurial services aims to support the transfer of scientific know-how into business practice. From the bank’s point of view, the Tyrolean high-tech location is the perfect place to offer training projects that are unique in Europe; hence also the Patent & License Management program. The aws bank and MCI have formed a partnership to develop this certificate course and, thus, provide the foundation for a promising and sustainable education. This is to secure personnel resources and know-how for the successful management of Austrian companies.
The Patent & License Management course has been accredited by the EuKTS Consortium according to the EuKTS curriculum for European knowledge and technology transfer experts. The EuKTS accreditation criteria and procedures were developed in the context of the EuKTS project, which was funded by the European Commission as part of FP7. For more information please visit: www.eukts.eu.
All business-related MCI study programs have been accredited by the renowned Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The Certificate in Patent & License Management can be counted towards the Executive MBA in General Management and the MSc in Management & Leadership programs. Both have been awarded the FIBAA Premium Seal.