Ever wondered if the digital economy comes with specific IP challenges? Maybe you find a bit of inspiriation in our Medium article.
We are saying good bye for now to Ove Granstrand from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). Ove has been with us at CTM and IIPM particularly now for a second period of residency during this academic year as part of his Leverhulme Trust sponsored visiting professorship to the IfM and Engineering Department. It has been a great pleasure and honour to have him around and the group has benefitted immensely from his expertise. Ove has been an absolute resource to us. We look forward to seeing him back in the future.
Good to see you back the other day at the IfM from your secondment to The Alan Turing Institute. This is where Leo is now based for the next year to further boost his skills to apply AI, machine and deep learning to patent data. We look forward to hearing how the briliant minds you meet in London help you with cracking on and moving the research frontier.
We had four excellent talks last week at the 7th Strategic IP Forum in Cambridge. Many thanks to all participants and particularly our speakers. Thanks to Alison McGhee from F-Star @Fstar_Biotech for sharing insight into their learning journal for developing a modular IP business model for their platform technology and applications. Massive thanks als to Quentin Harmer from Endomag @endomag for his inspriring talk about IP business models in the pharma and medtech industries with excellent case studies. We then had the chance to learn from Joan Beckner from Schlumberger about IP challenges in a completely different industry, i.e. oil exploration and production. Thank you for the very insightful talk getting us thinking about territorial IP challenges. Last, but certainly not least, thanks to Kevin Fournier from IBM @IBM telling us about his work on Blockchain patenting. We very much enjoyed learning more about the technology as szcg and bits-and-pieces that are potentially patentable, i.e. the patent races going on. We look forward to welcoming participants again to the 8th Strategic IP Forum in 2019.
We are looking forward to welcoming speakers from Edomag, F-Start, Schlumberger and IBM to the 7th Strategic IP Forum with the theme „IP for successful business models“. More details about the programme available here:
If you want to come along, register your place at:
We look forward to another exciting SIPF at the IfM premisses in Cambridge.
A very warm welcome to Ove Granstrand from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden as the new Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor to the IfM, Cambridge University Engineering Department and CTM, particularly our IIPM research group.
We very much are looking ahead to an inspiring year with Ove, uncountable and invaluable conversations across engineering and management domains, most likely with a some kind of focus on IP
We are very much looking forward to learn how we can better intregrate management, economics, law and technology (MELT) into our IP research and teaching. We are delighted to have you onboard.
We are saying goodbye to Dr Timo Weyrauch from the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management at Hamburg University of Technology. Timo has been with us for three months to turn his PhD supervised by Cornelius Herstatt into a paper for IEEE. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you on your novel method for devloping radical and frugal innovation. Thanks Timo for all the inspiring discussions and engaging so well with the IIPM group and CTM. We wish you all the best for your next career steps.
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 @LeverhulmeTrust for 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.
We had a great session today thanks to our participants and particularly the three speakers, including Jorge Contreras (University of Utah) who spoke about patent pledges, Sonia Cooper (Microsoft) who introduced the Azure programme and its IP features and Iain Thomas (Cambridge Enterprise) who gave his view on the university’s role in the innovation process and why patenting is (sometimes) necessary to attract investments so that innovations make it to the patients.
Impressions from today’s session plus some pictures of previous sessions are available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/synbiosri/41580408664/in/album-72157669307146968/
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).
Short article on the above topic in the recenlty published newsletter of the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge available for reading here.
We are very pleased to announce the launch of the new website for the Innovation and Intellectual Property Management (IIPM) research group. The IIPM group is an integral part of the Centre for Technology Management based at the Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.
Our new website provides insights into our ongoing and past research, publications, industrial engagement and teaching activities. More details are available at: www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/research/innovation-and-ip-management/