Cambridge appoints its first professor of innovation

Dr Tim Minshall has been appointed as the inaugural Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge, a new post that will build on the University’s strengths in science, engineering and entrepreneurship. Dr Minshall, who is currently Head of CTM. Reader in Technology & Innovation Management in the Department of Engineering and Fellow of Churchill College, will take up his new post on 1 October.

Further details: Cambridge appoints its first professor of innovation | University of Cambridge

European Patent Office Event (23 Jun 2017) – Cambridge Network

Seems to be an interesting event! Examiners from the EPO will be visiting Cambridge this Friday to give a presentation on what they do and how they do it but also to provide an opportunity for academics and companies to ask questions about general or specific issues they may have about patent filing, prosecution and maintenance.

Quelle: European Patent Office Event (23 Jun 2017) – Cambridge Network

Launch of OpenIP research group at Cambridge CRASSH

Very pleased to report that we received funding from CRASSH, the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (University of Cambridge) to study OpenIP models models for emerging technologies and implications for an equitable society. The interdisciplinary group will kick-off in October involving colleagues from the Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative and OpenPlant (Department of Plant Sciences), Centre for Law, Medicine and Life SciencesIdeaSpace and the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. Watch out! More to come.

Impressions from today’s Strategic IP Forum

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).

Just published: A short report on sharing innovative and best-practice approaches for teaching intellectual property management

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:

Sharing innovative and best-practice approaches for teaching intellectual property management: A workshop report