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.
In Singapore we have been using the Cambridge roadmapping approach a first time for sector-level IP strategy making in a training provided to consultants of the Singaporean IP Office (IPOS). Very pleased that this collaborative venture of IfM CTM and Policy Links has worked so extremely well.
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.
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.
Report download link: https://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/insights/innovation-and-ip-management/exploring-the-future-of-patent-analytics/
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
Details available here: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27430
Really interesting set of IP case studies for SMEs released by the EPO.
Quelle: EPO – SME case studies
If you are involved in any university-industry collaboration please consider participating in our research project that we run together with colleagues from TU Darmstadt in Germany.
A short piece in The Conversation on our research about OpenIP strategies and sustainability: How a open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future
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.
Direct link: http://kuleuvencongres.be/rnd2017/articles/abstract-submission
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.
No. 10 in 2016 just got published on Open IP strategies for sustainability transitions. Read it here.
News from Cambridge businesses. Network members upload news here about their products, services and achievements.
Quelle: Making sure it’s win-win: the IP issues when large and small firms join forces – Cambridge Network
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.
Quite a good and insightful illustration of patent wars in the mobile phone industry (although a bit out of date). Have a look here.