Until the end of 2015, The Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH (Berlin Partner for Business and Technology) was a partner of the SIGNO network (formerly INSTI), supported by the Federal Ministry for Business and Technology (BMWi), with the aim of protecting ideas for commercial use. This means we have wide experience on any aspect of property rights at our disposal.
In addition, Berlin Partner offers a corresponding support and advisory service for small and medium-sized companies, as well as founders, focussing on the following areas:
- Technical information and information about commercial property rights
- Research on property rights and status of technology
- Technology assessment and market technology analyses
- Technology transfer between companies and research facilities
We can provide information about current support options at the state, national and EU level. In particular, we would highlight initial registration of property rights, and the associated safeguarding of the results from R&D projects on WIPANO - Wissens- und Technologietransfer durch Patente und Normen (knowledge and technology transfer via patents and norms) with a focus on support for companies.
This support covers a period of 2 years and 50% of expenses (maximum €16,575) is subsidised. In the preliminary stages of a WIPANO application, Berlin Partner offers support and is happy to prepare proposals for the individual service packages, patent rights or cost/benefit analysis.
Property rights represent comprehensive documentation of technical knowledge, which is extended every year by over 600,000 new registrations worldwide. This valuable stock of information can only be evaluated properly with the help of special information technology. We would be delighted to carry out this research for you, if required.
As a patent registration can be associated with costs which should not be underestimated (e.g. with an international expansion), it makes sense to get an overview of the market opportunity for the innovative product. We’d be only too happy to help with our market and technology analyses.
Examples of WIPANO support