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We offer Charité and BIH employees advice and support on all aspects of intellectual property (property rights, know-how, material, data, software) and its commercialization. In addition, we provide information about funding for spin-off projects and accompany all startups at Charité during the founding phase.

We help external institutions and companies to find and license suitable technology offers. 

For an efficient technology transfer, we cooperate with the external service provider Ascenion to evaluate and market the intellectual property of Charité and BIH.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you!

Services for employees at Charité and BIH

Services for external parties

Technology Offers

Technology Offers

Technology Offers on the website of Ascenion

You can also find an overview of our technology offerings at our technology transfer service provider Ascenion GmbH. Please filter on this page under 'Institute of Origin' for Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

If you are interested, please contact us.

Patent or publication? Best hand in hand!

Many scientists think that publishing and patenting are mutually exclusive. However, patenting IP (intellectual property) is the best way to make the findings available to as many patients as possible.

Without patenting a technology, it will not reach patients in mainstream care. This is because external companies as licensees would otherwise have no incentive to make appropriate investments to develop the technology to market maturity.

If you are currently involved in a publication, remember to contact us early on for protection of your intellectual eIgent. Please feel free to book a free and confidential consultation at our Idea Office - together we can generate more impact out of your idea.

Other important information

  • Inventions must be reported to the employer. Please use the invention disclosure form (please download to open).
  • In this context, Charité BIH Innovation assumes the rights and obligations of the employer.
  • According to § 4 ArbErfG, a service invention is an invention that is related to the service-related work content of the university employee.
  • The university must decide within 4 months whether to claim the reported invention.
  • The university decides in which countries a patent application should be filed. Countries in which the university does not want to file an application will be released to the inventor / inventor community.

How does the Charité-inventor benefit of disclosing an invention?

Since 2002, the Employee Inventions Act (ArbErfG) has created a new legal framework that significantly improves and simplifies the filing and exploitation of patents for universities and is linked to an attractive profit-sharing scheme for all university employees:

  • Service inventions by university employees are the property of the university, which bears the costs and the economic risks.
  • The inventor or the inventor community receives 30% of the gross proceeds. This means that the inventors are compensated even if, for example, the patent costs exceed the patent proceeds. 
  • The university inventor is exempt from bureaucratic formalities, does not have to bear any costs and is only required to provide support in the course of the patent application. The patent administration is taken over by the IP & Licensing Team of the Charité.
  • The patent applications published 18 months after filing also constitute publications.
Team IP & Licensing in numbers
190 translational projects
502 patents
141 patent families
27 supported startups
40 annual invention disclosures
7 Mio. € annual revenues
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Dr. Claudia Keil-Dieckmann

Head of IP & Licensing | Deputy Head of Charité BIH Innovation

Contact information
Phone:+49 (0) 30 450 543 067