About TLB

TLB - Your competent partner for invention and patent management

For more than 20 years, we have accompanied inventions from universities and colleges on their way from the initial idea to the economic product. During this time, we have introduced many products to the market in a wide variety of areas via licenses and patent sales.
The TLB GmbH is one of the most successful patent exploitation agencies in Germany.

We see ourselves as a mediator between science and research and the economy.


Services for your invention success

As a partner of science and industry, we offer customized services and intelligent solutions in invention and patent management:

We evaluate inventions and ideas

We evaluate the market and application potential of ideas and inventions. Naturally, we also undertake the necessary patent and market research for a well-founded and meaningful evaluation of your inventions. In doing so, we draw on our many years of expertise and extensive insider knowledge of trends and developments in the relevant future markets.

We develop strategies for patent and invention management

Every invention is different. Every company, every university and every inventor pursues its own goals with its inventions. Accordingly, countless questions have to be answered again and again on the way from the idea to economic success.

The experienced specialists at the TLB provide answers to these questions and create the individual strategy for success for each invention.

We take care of the patenting of your ideas

Our experts manage the patenting process. With the support of a competent patent attorney, we ensure that you and your university receive a substantially comprehensive patent specification. We then take care of the registration of all relevant invention details.

The aim is to obtain a patent that is as robust and comprehensively granted as possible.

We have the contact to the best partners for your exploitation success

We have a large network of important contacts in the industry. This is our basis for successful recycling contracts. Our many years of experience in drafting and negotiating licence agreements, patent sales and non-disclosure agreements helps us in this respect.
You as our client can also benefit from these contacts with regard to current and future research projects.

We take over the controlling of license agreements and receivables

On behalf of our customers we take over the contract and receivables controlling. We monitor deadlines, check royalty payments and settlements and usually also take over the collection.

Do you have any questions or require further information?

Please feel free to contact us, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

T: +49 721/ 79004-0 or info@tlb.de