7 students from seven countries graduated from the inaugural Specialized Course in Intellectual Property (IP) Management and Valuation, which was jointly offered by the WIPO Academy, the LUISS Business School and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office.
Possibly a good teaching resource for school children to understand the basics of IP: www.abc-of-ip.com
In „The Last Days of Night“ Graham Moore unpacks the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse about IP ownership for introducing electricity across the US with Paul Cravath, a just graduated patent lawyer as the protagonist, also featuring Nicola Tesla (inventor of AC current) and J.P. Morgan. Worth reading!
Read here the Washington Post book review.
Some preliminary information is already online here. The group will kick-off with a first seminar on 18 October from 12:00-14:00 on „How open is open IP?“.
World Patent Information just published our paper about best-pratices of IP management teaching based on a workshop we ran in Cambridge in September 2016. Download the full paper here.
Thanks to everyone for coming along to today’s fifth Strategic IP Forum at the IfM and particular our excellent speakers from BenevolentAI (Gareth Jones), Microsoft (Patricia Christias), Eagle Genomics (Anthony Finbow), the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (Ross Rounsevell) and Martin Callinan (Source Code Control Ltd).
A short report with a summary and insights from our IP management best-practice teaching workshop that Marcus Holgersson from Chalmers and I ran at the IfM in September 2016 has just been published by WPI. Thanks again to the EPO, UKIPO and EITIM for supporting the workshop. Read more here:
Our article based on this working paper made it into the Research News section on the University homepage: How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future | University of Cambridge
Very glad to announce that Patricia Christia from Microsoft agreed to come and talk at our Strategic IP Forum on Thursday. She will provide an introduction to Mircosoft’s Azure IP programme.
A short piece in The Conversation on our research about OpenIP strategies and sustainability: How a open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future
Very glad to confirm Ross Rounsevell from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, who will share his perspective on „Opportunities and challenges in academic informatics commercialisation“. We look forward to another interesting event with lots of discussions this time on IP strategies for software. Further details here.
Very glad to confirm two speakers for the next Strategic IP Forum on 18 May, which will focus on IP strategis in and for software. Further details and registration for this free event available here.
Gareth Jones – VP Intellectual Property, BenevolentAI
Gareth is VP Intellectual Property at BenevolentAI, the largest private AI company in Europe and one of the top five largest private AI companies in the world. BenevolentAI is applying AI technology to enhance and accelerate scientific innovation, and has already achieved major breakthroughs in human health and entered into license agreements with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Gareth was previously Head of IP for SwiftKey, where he built and scaled IP operations in preparation for one of the largest UK tech exits in 2015/16. He has a background in technical leadership and software development, and experience with IBM, Vodafone, and Microsoft.
Martin Callinan – Founder, Source Code Control Ltd
Martin has over 20 years experience providing organisations with strategies to manage business risks associated with open source software such as IP compliance, security vulnerability management and procurement. He is actively involved in the open source software industry to help create best practices and industry standards for the adoption and management of open source based software through organisations such as TechUK and OpenUK Industry Association for Software Asset Management.
We are looking for a student to support our group with developing an IP teaching game during the summer. Further details available here.