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.
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.
Today, Heiner Lütjen from Kiel University, Chair of Technology Management and currently CTM visitor gave a talk on „How energy utilities harness their ecosystem for servitization„. The project builds on our recently published paper on service transitions of German energy utilities.
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.
Very nice to seeing Mingjin earlier this week in the Bay area, who was in fact my first PhD student. Great to see that she is getting on so well with her research trying to find out how complementors in an ecosystem impact the focal firm’s IP strategy.
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 Sciences, IdeaSpace and the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. Watch out! More to come.
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.