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Patent information for students, teachers and scientists

19-03-2021

Are you a student, teacher or scientist? Do you study and work on innovations, business and market development? 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

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

Do the e-learning on Intellectual Property. 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.

University teachers

We offer tools and services to teachers at universities or universities of applied sciences. Our patent advisors give guest lectures on patents and other intellectual property rights. We also offer other tools to teach yourself or your students more about intellectual properties:

Scientists

Scientific research makes extensive use of insight from patents. It is very likely that as a scientist, you 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 important is the information on patent registers and databases and how to search in them:

Contact us

Our patent advisors give tailored workshops and guest lectures at universities. For more information, please contact the public information office.