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.

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.

Strategic IP Forum, 18 May – speaker confirmations – IP strategies for software

Very glad to confirm two speakers for the next Strategic IP Forum on 18 May, which will focus on IP strategis in and for software. Further details and registration for this free event available here.

Gareth Jones – VP Intellectual Property, BenevolentAI

Gareth is VP Intellectual Property at BenevolentAI, the largest private AI company in Europe and one of the top five largest private AI companies in the world. BenevolentAI is applying AI technology to enhance and accelerate scientific innovation, and has already achieved major breakthroughs in human health and entered into license agreements with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Gareth was previously Head of IP for SwiftKey, where he built and scaled IP operations in preparation for one of the largest UK tech exits in 2015/16. He has a background in technical leadership and software development, and experience with IBM, Vodafone, and Microsoft.

Martin Callinan – Founder, Source Code Control Ltd

Martin has over 20 years experience providing organisations with strategies to manage business risks associated with open source software such as IP compliance, security vulnerability management and procurement. He is actively involved in the open source software industry to help create best practices and industry standards for the adoption and management of open source based software through organisations such as TechUK and OpenUK Industry Association for Software Asset Management.

To all patent analytics experts in the world: Please share your thoughts with us on the future of the field!

As part of an EPSRC funded research project  and supported by the Cambridge Big Data Inititative we are seeking expert opinions on the future of patent analytics. Please share your expertise with us. Results from the short 5-min survey will inform a workshop on 3rd March where experts will gather to develop a roadmap for the future of patent analytics!

The project is run by the Innovation and Intellectual Property Management research group, based at the Centre for Technology Management, University of Cambridge.

Direct survey link: http://cambridge.eu.qualtrics.com//SE/?SID=SV_cuX2DrDQCYGs3UF