ODTU TTO Intellectual Property Rights and Contracts Unit, within the scope of Intellectual Property Law No. 6769, which entered into force on January 10, 2017; conducts decision processes regarding invention/design disclosure, right of ownership, application and registration processes, and legal studies related to technology transfer.
ODTU TTO performs several studies in an ecosystem with 5 faculties, 29 interdisciplinary research centers, 221 laboratories, 2223 academicians and more than 330 technology companies. The first stage of the transformation of academic knowledge and technology developed in this ecosystem into a high value-added economy is to identify the studies based on registration.
Intellectual Property Rights and Contracts Unit conducts such studies in two different processes for “ODTU academicians and students” and “the companies at ODTU Technopolis”.
ODTU TTO has been supporting more than 150 research results with more than 250 patent and design applications since 2007. 70% of the patent applications are international and, as a result of these applications, America and Europe are the regions with the highest protection among the registrations.
The application and registration processes of the inventions and designs of ODTU academicians and students are conducted under the Intellectual Property Law No. 6769. Here is the flow chart of the invention disclosure and application process described within the framework of the relevant regulation below:
The Invention / Design Disclosure Form in the links below is required to be fulfilled in order to initiate the evaluation process.
The Invention / Design Disclosure Form must be filled in with technical details of the invention and sent to the relevant address, signed by all inventors / designers of the invention / design and then submitted to ODTÜ TTO. After the forms are submitted through e-mail, evaluation process begins and preliminary research is carried out for the invention / design. Preliminary research reports are submitted to ODTÜ Intellectual Property Evaluation Board for ODTU right ownership decision. If ODTÜ requests the right ownership on the intellectual property, applications will become on behalf of ODTU within the scope of Law No. 6769. If ODTÜ does not request the right ownership, all rights of the intellectual property are belong to the academician(s) / student(s).
If the registration applications of the inventions and designs are not notified to ODTÜ TTO by inventors / designers, it must be informed to ODTÜ TTO within 1 month from the date of application. If the right ownership is requested by the ODTÜ TTO Intellectual Property Evaluation Board for these applications, the right ownership belongs to ODTU. The inventions whose right ownership is not requested by ODTÜ TTO are regarded as free invention/design.
The application forms used in the disclosure process of the inventions and designs to ODTÜ
“The Patent Acceleration Support Program” about intellectual property rights was launched in 2018 for the companies at ODTU Technopolis by ODTU Technopolis Administrative Inc. The program is conducted by ODTU TTO.
Within this program; Turkey registration applications of the inventions and / or designs whose preliminary research, description of the invention/design, preparation of the application file, filing of the application, research report request fees and attorney fees are not by public funds are supported by ODTU Technopolis.
The forms in the following links related to the program should be filled in with all technical details, and their electronic copy should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is necessary to submit the original copy which is signed by the company executive to ODTU Technopolis.
30 September 2019 is the deadline of “2019 Patent Acceleration Support Program”. You can find the detailed information about the program here. Here are the invention and design application forms that should be submitted to ODTU TTO below:
LEGAL SUPPORT ON IPR ISSUES
ODTU TTO, which gives importance to the contract stage negotiated in the initial period of technology transfer activities and affected all processes, provides university-industry collaboration, patent application - registration and commercialization support and legal support in terms of intellectual property rights for academicians and students. In this context, ODTU TTO provides extensive supports such as preparing contracts, giving legal support, taking part in negotiations in terms of confidentiality, licensing, transfer, university-industry collaboration projects etc.
An effective contract management is implemented in order to protect the intellectual property rights of academicians and students as a result of their projects with industry on behalf of ODTU. In this process, before industry collaborations, negotiations are organized with the relevant units of the institution to be cooperated, and new approaches are analyzed within the scope of the Industrial Property Law by providing contract support.