The patents are major outcomes of the scientific research activity. The University’s Office for Intellectual Property offers to academic community members support in preparing the documentation for obtaining patents, as well as advice on intellectual and industrial property.

Recents patens

What is a patent? What is an invention?

A patent is a territorial right, limited by the geographical borders of the country or region where it is issued. It is granted by the specialized authorities for a valuable new invention which may be applied in industry. The holder of a patent has exclusive authorship right over the invented product, which entitles him/her to prevent or stop other persons from producing, using, offering for sale, selling or importing a product or a method based on the patented invention without prior consent.
The applications for patents and the results thereof are public information which is  published in the Official Industrial Property Bulletin – Invention Section.

An invention is defined as a novel and creative solution to a technical problem. It may refer to the creation of a completely new device, product, method or process or it may consist of improvements applied to a known product or method. It may be an innovating idea or it may occur as a functional model or prototype. The innovation refers to the transformation of the invention into a marketable product or method.


What can be patented?

According to art. 7 of Law 64/1991, a patent can be granted for any invention which is not comprised in state-of-the-art and whose object is a product or a procedure. It can be granted in all the technological fields provided that it is new, it entails an inventive activity and it is industrially applicable.

The state-of-the-art includes: knowledge that has become accessible to the public by means of an oral or written description, by use or by any other means before filing the application for a patent or before recognized priority; the content of the applications filed with OSIM and of the international or European applications designating Romania, as submitted, which have a date of filing or recognized priority, and which were published on or after this date, in compliance with the law.
Access the list of documents to be submitted to the university’s Office for Intellectual Property in order to start the procedure for obtaining a patent..


For more details on the patents of the inventors at Transilvania University of Brașov, contact the Office for Intellectual Property at:
The headquarters of the Office for Intellectual Property at the Research and Development Institute (Brașov, No. 10, Institutului St.), Laboratory 12, 1st floor.