The Chair of Industrial Management had the pleasure to welcome Mr. Bruno Götz, Head of Patents and Norms at TÜV Rheinland Consulting, for a guest lecture on the topic “How to protect innovations”. Mr. Götz showed different possibilities for organizations to protect intellectual property rights and innovations. Thus, he gave interesting insights into a patent manager’s daily business. After his speech, the students asked interesting questions contributing to a great discussion with Mr. Götz. Prof. Voigt and the Chair thank Mr. Götz for his wonderful speech!