Cambridge report explores the Future of Patent Analytics

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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.Capture2

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.

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The report was prepared by Leonidas Aristodemou and Dr Frank Tietze from the Innovation and IP Management (IIPM) research group, which is part of the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Report download link: https://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/insights/innovation-and-ip-management/exploring-the-future-of-patent-analytics/

Jeremiah Chan (Google) live broadcast from Silicon Valley in Cambridge IP management lecture

Massive thanks to Jeremiah Chan, Legal Director for Global Patents at Google for joining us today live on video from the Silicon Valley in the fourth lecture of the Innovation & Strategic Management of Intellectual Property module @Cambridge_Eng.

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For engineering students the University of Cambridge launches new course on Innovation and Strategic management of Intellectual Property

Very pleased to see the launch of the new eight-week course on „Innovation and Strategic management of Intellectual Property“ (4E1) on Wednesday this week. The course is taught at the University’s Department of Engineering attended by approximately 60 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate / PhD students from different programmes. The course is mandatory for the IfM’s MPhil ISMM programme (Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management) as part of this year’s redesigned curriculum.

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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.

The course is taught by Dr Frank Tietze, head of the Innovation and IP Management (IIPM) research group, based within the Centre for Technology Management, Institute for Manufacturing. The module is supported by guest speakers from the UKIPO and EPO as well as senior IP managers from ARM, Google and ThyssenKrupp.

Further details are available here: http://teaching.eng.cam.ac.uk/content/engineering-tripos-part-iib-4e1-innovation-strategic-management-intellectual-property-2017

Launch of inaugural IP management module at Cambridge Engineering Department

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.

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

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

Learn more about our IP research @ today’s IfM briefing day

Come along to today’s IfM briefing day if you like to learn more about the research in our Innovation and IP research group (IIPM). This will be covered as part of the CTM talk on „Effective technology and innovation management“ from 12:00 – 12:30. Further details here.