Materials technology concentrates on material development related to engineering, and the corresponding processing method and operating behavior of the components in use. Here, in particular, considering the structural design of the materials and their mechanical, physical and chemical characteristics, depending on this design, play an important role. This includes the characterization, development, production, and processing of construction and functional materials, such as functional and structural ceramics.
Therefore, any successful patent in this area requires special attention when being drafted, because the field of materials technology provides for strong leverage in terms of implementing research results into innovations relevant on the market. At the same time, materials engineering as an interdisciplinary science has a far-reaching effect on technical integration, as it takes results from neighboring subject areas and is interrelated with them. Therefore, a knowledge of mechanics, construction, production technology, and process engineering is required specifically for drafting a patent application in the field of materials technology.