Legal Adviser's Department / Patent Department

The Legal Advisor supports the committee members and the scientists of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB)'s institutes in solving all legal matters, particularly in negotiating the contracts.

The Legal Adviser's Department comprises FVB’s Patent Department.

The Patent Department is responsible for managing and coordinating FVB’s intellectual property rights. Its tasks include processing invention disclosures, coordinating the transfer of employee invention rights to the FVB and commissioning patent attorneys. It supports FVB’s institutes in filing and prosecuting patent and utility model applications. This includes the monitoring of deadlines and annuity fee payments, as well as the calculation and payment of employee invention remunerations.

The FVB uses an extensive database as a monitoring and information tool for its contracts and patent portfolio.


For more information about this topic, visit:



Dr. Verena Kopf
Legal Adviser
Phone: +49-30-6392 3335
Martina Weigel
Patent Department
Phone: +49-30-6392 3314
Peggy Windmüller
Patent Department
Phone: +49-30-6392 3313


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