We are excited that our proposal was selected to receive funding from the Belmont Forum, a pan-international social science research body. The project focuses on studying how IP models can help to accelerate sustainability transitions, particularly analysing sustainable business models for clean energy and the circular economy.
Starting in October, the IPACST project will run for three years. Project partners include:
Total projects funds are about 1m€. UK funds for the project come from the Global Challenges Research Funds, respectively the ESRC. The project is among 12 selected consortia projects out of 155 eligible proposals.
We will soon be looking to recruit a postdoc, preferably with research expertise in IP and licensing, but also sustainable innovation and the circular economy.
We are extremely pleased for having been selected to received funding from the @LeverhulmeTrustfor a visiting professorship. Ove Granstrand, one of Europe’s leading interdisciplinary expert in IP research will be visiting the IIPM research group at CTM and the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering in the coming academic year.
23 May – Public vs Private Perspectives on Open IP
Public Versus Private Perspectives on Open IP 12:00-14:00, Wednesday 23 May Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building
The goals of the public, private and third sector in leveraging intellectual property often differ substantially, with significant implications for access to technology. The CRASSH Faculty Research Group on Open IP models for emerging technologies seeks to explore where approaches to making knowledge more freely available has implications for society. In this session, we will discuss Open IP from industry and University tech transfer perspectives, exploring the stated goals and real life practices of these important actors in the innovation ecosystem.
Dr Iain Thomas (Head of Life Sciences, Cambridge Enterprise)
Dr Thomas operates within the Technology Transfer team; the work of which includes invention disclosure management, patent strategy, proof of concept funding, research reagents transfer, intellectual property licensing and bespoke marketing. Iain works predominantly with technologies in the fields of biology and chemistry with products such as alemtuzumab (Sanofi), breast cancer markers (Brevagen) and mouse touch screen chambers (Campden Instruments).
Prof Jorge Contreras (University of Utah)
Prof Contreras teaches in the areas of intellectual property, law and science, and property law and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Utah Genome Project. He has previously served on the law faculties of American University Washington College of Law and Washington University in St. Louis, and was a partner at the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he practiced transactional and intellectual property law in Boston, London and Washington DC. His current research focuses, among other things, on the development of technical standards and the use and dissemination of data generated by large-scale scientific research projects.
Sonia Cooper (Microsoft):
Sonia Cooper is the Senior Patent Attorney within the IP Policy and Strategy Group at Microsoft. She is currently working with Microsoft Azure, a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services.
We are very much looking forward to the next SIPF in the afternoon on Thursday, 22 February at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. The programme is taking shape with excellent speakers from ThyssenKrupp, AstraZeneca, Artemis and Williams F1 Advanced Engineering. Take a look at the programme here.
The Strategic IP Forum is a regular event for manufacturing firms and the Cambridge IP community to discuss IP and innovation in the manufacturing industries. SIPF is organized by the Innovation and IP Management (IIPM) research group at the Centre for Technology Management.
Our new report on “Exploring the Future of Patent Analytics” contributes to expanding the field of patent analytics for more effective exploitation of the largest worldwide repository of technological information. The report may further help to facilitate collaboration and coordinated action within the patent analytics community.
The report presents a domain-level technology roadmap following a three-stage technology roadmapping and problem-solving approach involving a substantial amount of key stakeholders from the patent analytics community. This research was funded by the United Kingdom Engineering Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), through the Cambridge Big Data initiative as part of an EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship Grant 2016 – Small Partnership Awards, supported by Aistemos Ltd as the industrial partner.
The research identifies 11 priority technologies, such as artificial intelligence and neural networks, 5 additional technologies, such as technologies for linking databases, and 15 complementary technologies, such as block chain, to be adopted in the IP field. Also, 21 enablers are identified for potential breakthrough progress in the field that cluster around 4 themes: technology development cycles and methodologies; legislation and standardisation for patent data quality; continuous professional development; and cooperation between industry and academia.
Just a reminder about the Open IP reading group this week – we look forward to seeing you on Wed 15 Nov, 12.00-14.00 in Seminar room SG2 in the Alison Richard Building. A light lunch will be served from 13:30 for informal discussion to continue after the meeting. All welcome!
Topic of this week: Open IP and freedom to operate, innovate and appropriate
The IP management module covers topics such as protection, enforcement and risk management, markets for technology and licensing, open innovation and appropriation strategies, but as well as insights into how firms organize for effective IP management and IP analytics for technology intelligence.
We are very excited about our new endeavour. Today we launched a brand new, full term, eight-week Intellectual Property Management module for engineering students at Cambridge University. As far as I know this is the first time ever that a complete module is dedicated to IP management at Cambridge for non-law students. We look forward to seven more exciting weeks and lectures with fantastic guest speakers from Google, ThyssenKrupp, Aistemos, the European Patent Office and ARM.