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Patent information for students, teachers and researchers

19-03-2021

Are you a student, teacher or researcher, and do you study and work on technology developments? Then you should know everything about patents and other intellectual property rights.

When do you protect knowledge? Who owns knowledge? How do you become the owner of new knowledge and technology? The Netherlands Patent Office helps you answer these questions with information, digital teaching materials, advice and more.

University students and patents

As a university or university student of applied sciences, you might be interested in intellectual property rights in the Netherlands. Or maybe you are working on an innovative school project. We can help you to learn more about how to protect innovative ideas and products.

Do the e-learning on Intellectual Property in the Netherlands. Or use our page Patents for small and medium-sized businesses as a starting point to learn more about patents and other intellectual property rights.
> E-learning on Intellectual Property in the Netherlands
> Learn more about patents and other intellectual property rights

University teachers and patents

For teachers at universities or universities of applied sciences, we offer several tools and services. Our patent advisors give guest lectures on patents and other intellectual property rights. But we also have some other tools that you can use to teach yourself or your students more about intellectual properties.
> Guest lectures at universities
> E-learning on Intellectual Property in the Netherlands
> Patent game OCTRO
> Patent guild

Researchers and patents

Scientific research makes extensive use of insight from patents. It is very likely that you, as a researcher, get to deal with patents at some point in your career. You can use our page ‘Patents for small and medium-sized businesses’ as a starting point to learn more about patents and other intellectual property rights. But more importantly, is the information on patent registers and databases and how to search in them.
> Learn more about patents and other intellectual property rights
> Search in patents registers and databases
> We can help you search

Contact us

If you need more information on how to apply for a patent in the Netherlands, please contact the public information office.