- Intellectual Property Information Guide
Patent Application Procedures
• The process shall start, when the invention disclosure is submitted to TTO.
• If the faculty member who is the Inventor decides to carry out application procedures on his/her behalf, the invention shall maintain its free invention status.
• If the faculty member who is the Inventor and who decides to carry out application procedures on his/her behalf requests guidance from TTO, TTO shall offer the faculty member guidance services.
• If TTO is asked to carry out the commercialization procedures for the invention, the Inventor shall complete the IDF and send it to TTO.
• TTO shall review IDF to make sure that if there is not any missing information.
• If there is missing information in IDF, TTO shall ask the Inventor to revise the IDF.
• After being reviewed by TTO, the IDF shall be evaluated by the IPR Evaluation Board (FHDK).
• If the IPR Evaluation Board decides to submit the Invention for the approval of the Higher Board of Intellectual Property Rights for support, the Invention shall be submitted accordingly.
• If the IPR Evaluation Board does not consider the Invention appropriate to be submitted for approval for support, the Inventor shall be notified accordingly, and the Invention shall maintain its free invention status.
• If the Higher Board of Intellectual Property Rights (FHÜK) approves provision of support to the Invention, a Non-Disclosure Agreement and an IPR and Revenue Sharing Contract shall be signed between the Inventor and University.
• If the FHÜK does not grant its approval for support to the Invention, the Inventor shall be informed and the Invention shall be released free.
• After the contracts are signed, IP application process shall be initiated.
• Starting on the day an application is filed in relation to the Invention, TTO can launch commercialization activities and negations. A non-disclosure agreement shall be signed with Third Parties with whom negotiations are held.Our patent portfolio
• Both at the application stage and after the registration is completed, procedures related to the commercialization of the invention shall be carried out by TTO.
• Relevant commercialization activities (meetings, expositions, seminars, etc.) involving internal and external stakeholders shall be organized and participation in such organizations shall be encouraged.
• In the commercialization process, a non-disclosure agreement shall be signed with third parties, if needed.
• Expenses arising from commercialization shall be met by relevant parties as stipulated in the Revenue Sharing Contract and records shall be kept by TTO.
• TTO shall undertake all commercialization-related organization and coordination activities involving all relevant parties.
• TTO shall coordinate and be responsible for licensing agreement negotiations.TTO shall manage the process involving the preparation, negotiation, and signing of licensing agreements.
• Establishment of a company in partnership with the University with regard to IPRs owned by TTO shall be decided by FHÜK.
• If the Invention cannot be commercialized within a certain period of time to be specified by TTO, activities relevant to the Invention shall be terminated, relevant rights shall be transferred to the Inventor, and the Invention shall acquire a free invention status. In this case, TTO shall be relieved of all responsibilities related to the Invention, with the exception of its responsibility for non-disclosure.
• If the Invention is commercialized, a Licensing Agreement shall be signed with the licensee.
• Following the licensing, TTO shall track and collect the revenue according to the principles laid down in the Licensing Agreement. Upon collection of the revenue, TTO shall distribute them in line with the provisions of the IPR Revenue Sharing Contract signed with the Inventor.