IPR and Patents
Science and what it can teach you are free. This is the way Article 17 of the Constitution intends it to be. A university must and should be allowed to exercise this freedom and protect this field of action by all means available at its disposal.
On one hand, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) safeguard the rights to the research finding and on the other hand, they document the practical benefits of scientific research.
Scientific creativity and inventiveness are not a university end in itself, they have a high practical value. Patents are a benchmark for this.
Here are two examples of how inventions at the JKU can be visualized in order to show prospective users their potential applications. The videos were made as part of the inter-university cooperation "Wissenstransferzentrum West" and in close cooperation with the Linz University of Art & Design and Las Gafas Films: