Cambridge report explores the Future of Patent Analytics


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.


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.

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Open IP and Freedom to Operate, Innovate and Appropriate – CRASSH

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

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RnD 2017: Special session on „Intellectual property management for Sustainable Innovation“

Please consider submitting papers to the special session at the RnD Management Conference 2017 in Leuven organized jointly with Elisabeth Eppinger on „Intellectual property management for sustainable innovation“. Extended abstracts are due on 1 February. Submission details to be found here.

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Fully funded PhD scholarship at Centre for Technology Management, University of Cambridge

Pleased to announce a fully funded EPSRC scholarship to support one PhD student with research focusing on „OpenIP strategies for emerging technologies“ starting in October 2017. The student will work with Dr. Frank Tietze at the Centre for Technology Management, who runs the Innovation and Intellectual Property Management research group. The application deadline is 31 January 2017. Further details available here.

Applicants from the UK are eligible for a full award covering university and college fees and a maintenance allowance. Applicants from the EU are eligible for a fees-only award unless they can be deemed a home student, i.e. have been permanent residency in the UK for the 3 years preceding October 2017. Unfortunately, overseas applicants are not eligible for this particular scholarship.


Making sure it’s win-win: the IP issues when large and small firms join forces – Cambridge Network

News from Cambridge businesses. Network members upload news here about their products, services and achievements.

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Successful large-scale testrun of IP strategy game

Yesterday we had the pleasure to testrun our IP strategy game for the first time with a large group of 20 innovation professionals. Thanks to all participants from the Open Innovation Forum run by IfM ECS. The game aims to educate on IP challenges and related IP management concepts in cllaborations and open innovation projects. We look forward to more testruns in the months to come.


IP in social enterprises

The upcoming Strategic IP Forum next Tuesday, 8.12.2015 at the IfM will feature a panel session with IP experts on the role of IP in social enterprises. Do come along if you are one of the numerous social enterprises in and around Cambridge and put your questions forward to our experts: