- Counseling in the area of intellectual property protection
We advise researchers on how to proceed with protecting a particular technology or solution and helping with choosing an appropriate IP protection strategy. We will recommend a suitable patent attorney, who will work with you on the required documents and design protection claims.
- Legal advisory
In cooperation with the rectorate’s legal department, we assist in the implementation of contracts with commercial partners. These include, for example, license agreements, works contracts, confidentiality agreements, and so on.
- Strategic consulting
We can comprehensively assess each case of transfer and advise you at any stage of the process of commercialization of intellectual property. We can value the intellectual property and help strategically implement a planned business transaction, assistance in negotiating with the industrial sphere.
- Assistance in setting up spin-off companies at CULS
TTO is a partner of researchers and an executive organ in the formation and development of spin-off companies at the CULS. We will guide you through the process of establishing a company, settling intellectual property rights, and helping you realize your business plan. The spin-off company is defined by the internal regulations of the CULS as a private company established 1.) directly by the CULS or 2.) by a person who, at the date of the creation of this business company, was a CULS’s employee in connection with the use of the CULS's intellectual property. The creation of a company directly by CULS means that the university has a business share in such a company, the process of founding is more demanding, especially because the involvement of the CULS’s Board of Directors. In the event that the applicant establishes a private company alone without the CULS’s share, and only on the basis of acquired rights to the subject matter of the CULS's intellectual property, the spin-off process is simpler because the proposer submits for evaluation only a business plan which is subsequently assessed and approved by the Incubator Council Point One. In the context of this support, our center offers a range of support services via Point One Incubator for the successful start of future entrepreneurs.
- Assistance in establishment of start-up companies at CULS
TTO is a partner of researchers and an executive organ in the formation and development up start-up companies at CULS. We will help you to incorporate a new company and implement a business plan.The start-up company is defined by the internal regulations as natural or juridical person that does not use the intellectual property of the CULS (e.g. a student) and was approved by the Council Incubator Point One.Via Point One Incubator we are also able to provide supporting services the future ventures.
- Other services
Depending on the requirements of the researchers, we are able to provide networking with the business community, industry contacts for various collaborative scientific research projects, and carry out a range of awareness-raising activities on technology transfer.
- Procedure for notification of the technical solution creation (e.g. invention or copyright work)
If you are creating a technical solution that can be utilized industrially, as a CULS’s employee, you are required to report this fact to the employer immediately via TTO. Intellectual property created by the originator or author in performing his or her employment or other similar employment relationship with the CULS belongs to a university.Send the employee’s notification form both electronically and physically in two signed copies to TTO.
A detailed procedure for announcing technical solution can be found here.