170 years ago Patent for the first German submarine by Wilhelm Bauer

European Inventor Award 2023 DPMA President congratulates LiFi pioneer Harald Haas on being selected as a finalist

175th birthday Otto Lilienthal:
The flying inventor

SME information pages

SME information pages

Our information pages for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will explain why intellectual property rights are important and how to protect intellectual property. They give an overview of information and funding opportunities, show how to enforce intellectual property rights and also how to integrate an IP strategy into corporate policy.

Patent information centres

Patent information centres: all-round service providers in the field of industrial property protection

The DPMA closely cooperates with patent information centres all over Germany. They offer all those interested in IP comprehensive information on industrial property protection, including initial consultations for inventors, training courses and search support.