Women in IP Works!

women in ip e.V. promotes the networking and exchange of experiences of women who work in the field of intellectual property law.



IP 4.0 “innovation through cooperation”  with guided tours at the  RWTH Aachen Campus 

What to expect:

inspirational speakers – lively discussions – new insights into the
world of cooperation – guided tours at RWTH Aachen Campus –

dinner event at INC Invention Center – guided city tour through
Aachen on Saturday


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Preliminary Program:

Oct 5, 2018

12:00  Welcome at Cluster Photonik RWTH Aachen Campus
13:00-16:30 Presentations
16:30-18:00 Tour the RWTH Campus: One of Europe’s largest technology parks
18:30 Dinner Event at RWTH Invention Center – Agile Innovation

Oct 6, 2018

Guided City Tour through Aachen (Start: tbd)

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Networking event – Online Event Management with the ticketing solution from XING Events

Hotel Recommendation:

4* Hotel INNSIDE Aachen

106€ per night – single room
136€ per night – double room
incl. breakfast

Women in IP offer – valid until 17 August 2018 with the code “women in ip”



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Past Events


19. Januar 2o18:
“Die Glaubwüridgkeit von Zeugen” Vernehmungstechnik, Beweisverfahren und Mock-Trial”  in München

Referentin Frau Bundesrichterin a.D. Gabriele Winkler
ganztägiges Seminar in München-Schwabing

In German language only

Application available soon


20. April 2o18:
14th  WOMEN IN IP- NATIONAL FORUM at the German Museum in Munich

“Worauf es ankommt – Innovatorinnen und Gründerinnen geben Tipps”

In the morning, guided tour through the German Museum, followed by the annual association’s meeting of women in ip e.V.

In German language only


Read the latest scientific article by Prof. Dr. Christian Chlupsa, speaker at the 9th Women in IP-Forum at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office: 
The Image of a Brand – An Empirical Study About Subjective Perception of Brands on the Basis of Human Senses
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Read the abstract of the study
Find the full article in the women in ip e.V. community – exclusively for members!


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Does the German Employee Inventions Act promote innovation?

An article by Kerstin Single, Festo AG & Co. KG, Director of Intellectual Property

The Employee Inventions Act has a long tradition in Germany. The foundation was laid as early as 1957 with the German Act on Employees’ Inventions (GAEI). On the other hand, due to its close connection to other legal fields in Germany – labour law, civil law and the patent and utility model law, to name but a few – there is substantial overlap.

Inventions are often equated with the term innovation in general language use, but are these really the same?

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