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

Details available here: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27430

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.

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

Another speaker confirmed for next week’s Strategic IP Forum

Very glad to confirm Ross Rounsevell from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, who will share his perspective on „Opportunities and challenges in academic informatics commercialisation“. We look forward to another interesting event with lots of discussions this time on IP strategies for software. Further details here.