Regulations on patents, copyrights and data protection
- The sponsors reserve all rights on inventions or ideas arising from the scholarship holder work for the sponsors. They have the right to apply for patents, pursue or cancel these patents in the country of their choice according to the relevant regulations, naming the graduate as inventor. Should the sponsors need further information for these patents, the scholarship holder has to make this information available to the sponsors immediately. Any costs that might arise will be paid for by the sponsors. The issued patents are property of the sponsors.
Should the sponsors make a considerable profit through these patents, they agree to pay an adequate compensation to the scholarship holder.
Should the scholarship holder's work results which he left to the sponsors be protected by a copyright, the sponsors have exclusive right of free use of these without limitation in time or place. This use includes particularly copy- and publication rights (video, audio, data carrier or TV or radio transmission). The sponsors may also extend these rights to third persons.
The scholarship holder will treat his work and the results including information on all documents, work tasks and general business proceedings and organisation or other information he learnt of during his stay at the sponsor as confidential, unless this information has already been made available to the public or the sponsors gave exceptional written permission to the scholarship holder for transmission. This confidentiality will not cease after the end of the scholarship. The above regulations also apply to publications (e.g. papers and lectures) which solely or substantially contain results that were gained during the scholarship holder's stay at the sponsors' institutes. The sponsors, however, will give their consent to such a publication, unless their own interests are impaired.