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Law and Patents

The Law and Patents Division handles all of Forschungszentrum Jülich's legal and patent affairs.

The range of activities of the Legal Department (R-R) reflects the many and varied demands of a research centre operating in a worldwide scientific and economic context. Major priorities are in company, labour, contract, and commercial administration law. Other priorities comprise issues influenced by public law in the area of laws on public grants and project management.
The Patents Department (R-P) represents Forschungszentrum Jülich in all matters related to commercial protective rights. The department is responsible for the registration and enforcement of protective rights relating to inventions in which employees of Forschungszentrum Jülich are involved. In particular, it secures the innovative lead resulting from the research and development work of Forschungszentrum Jülich's individual institutes.


Christian Naumann
Tel: +49 2461 -61-5338
Fax: +49 2461 -61-6855