PROF. WALTER RUST, Mock Rechtsanwälte
UTE MERCKER, IBB & MARTIN LAUB, ILB
FROM SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY TO A SUCCESSFUL ACADEMIC SPIN-OFF:
LEGAL PROBLEMS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS
When working on scientific discoveries and their development, you have many things to consider. One important framework is the legal environment in which you are carrying out your research and what you can do to continue working on your development if you want to go beyond pure academic into the business arena. Legal problems as well as financial challenges are frequent for academic spin-offs. In this lecture you can learn how to face and potentially solve these problems. Prof. Rust is a legal expert on spin-off Formation with many years of experience in the Berlin and national as well as inter¬national scene. Frau Mercker from the Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) and Herr Laub from the Investitionsbank des Landes Bran¬denburg (ILB) will highlight the financial perspective from the in¬vestors’ side and will give an overview regarding investment condi¬tions of IBB/ILB as well as an overview on their past life-science investments. In the end you will have gained a picture of what real¬ity holds for you and your scientific discovery.