One of the ways to protect your invention as industrial property object from other people using it is to patent. This may give you a legal protection for 20 years in any chosen territory. Any technical invention is patentable if it is new, complies with invention level and has industrial applicability. Thus, in order to obtain patent, your invention has to have certain technical features such as being new in comparison with already patented inventions, having a certain technical level and industrial applicability.
Obtained patent in a chosen territory will give you exclusive rights to a patented object:
- When the patent object is a product, the patent’s holder has the exclusive rights to prohibit others from producing, using, offering to sell, selling, importing or exporting that product without permission of the patent’s holder.
- When the patent object is a production method, the patent’s holder has the exclusive rights to prohibit others from using this method and using, offering to sell, selling, importing or exporting a product, which is produced using that method without permission of the patent’s holder.
Vilnius university during 2007 – 2016 obtained:
- 32 Lithuania patents;
- 6 European patents;
- 6 US patents;
- 1 Russia federation patent.
Vilnius university during 2007 – 2016 submitted applications to obtain:
- 43 Lithuania patents;
- 19 International PCT patents;
- 16 European patents;
- 14 US patents;
- 3 Canada patents;
- 3 China patents.
Scientists working in Institute of Biotechnology, Institute of Applied Research and Faculty of Physics are the most active in invention activities.
The work of Vilnius University in this sector was acknowledged by “WIPO Trophy for Innovative Enterprises” award by World Intellectual Property Organization.
In 2011 The State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Technical Library and Vilnius University signed memorandum of understanding that initiated useful collaboration and more effective information dissemination in academia about intellectual property.
From 2012 Vilnius University has been collaborating with “AAA Law”, which specialises in business and intellectual property law.
Intellectual property management provisions (available for VU employees via VU intranet):
Implementation procedures of intellectual property management provisions
(available for VU employees via VU intranet):
Phone: +370 5 2687005
Phone: +370 5 2687005