Great job done by the students! Keep going! An excellent campaign.
Archiv für den Monat April 2016
Join the Cambridge march for divestment
TODAY! START: Parker’s Piece, 11.45am-12.00pm / / END: outside Senate House, 1pm
Speakers: Daniel Zeichner MP, Cllr Oscar Gillespie, Rev Jeremy Caddick, Alice Guillaume.
Illustrating patent wars
Quite a good and insightful illustration of patent wars in the mobile phone industry (although a bit out of date). Have a look here.
History of using citations in the academic world
Interesting website with a piece of history on the origin of using citations in the academic world with an interview of Eugene Garfield, the inventor of the science citation index in 1955 and founder of ISI, which was later bought by Thomson Reuters. Find out more here.
Oxbridge academics demand end to fossil fuel investment
A student led campaign made it to the frontpage of the INDEPENDENT calling both Cambridge and Oxford to review its investments strategies and withdraw from fossil fuel investments. Read the full story here.
Google journal ranking
Interesting ranking of TIE journals from Google. Research Policy top1 and Technovation on top4. JPIM on top6 and R&D Management on top11. A bit different to other rankings.
Interesting IP facts and very special patents
Want to know which patent Michael Jackson and other celebrities applied for? Have a look here and find out.
IP league table
See the table here. Note, Swiftkey ranks #4.
Unicorns: The Billion Dollar Startup Club
The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource are tracking venture-backed private companies valued at $1 billion or more. See here how the unicorn club has expanded and select companies to learn more about each.
The UK invention economy
A briliant and short video illustrating the need for IP and its management to help the UK economy recover. Watch it here.
Save the date: 3rd Strategic IP Forum – 24 May
Save the date for the 3rd Strategic IP Forum at Cambridge. The IIPM group will host the 1/2-day free event on 24 May again at the IfM. Further information on confirmed speakers and registration is available here.
PhD opportunities at Cambridge IIPM group
The Centre for Technology Management (CTM) at the University of Cambridge invites applications for a PhD position within our innovation and intellectual property (IP) management research group (IIPM).
The IIPM group is characterized by a young dynamic staff with strong research collaborations between industry and academia. We take a broad definition of IP and employ a relational perspective focusing on IP as enabler for collaborative and distributed innovation processes (i.e. Open Innovation). We have a primary interest in IP challenges for accelerating the development of emerging (manufacturing) technologies for supporting UK manufacturing. The group applies engineering principles to solve real life managerial problems, for example, through the development of new tools, techniques, approaches and methods.
We are seeking candidates with IP expertise as well as domain specific knowledge. Research interests may include, but are not restricted to:
- How to design IP based business models for multi-partner collaborations, such as joint R&D projects and industry-university partnerships?
- How to accelerate the development towards Industrie 4.0 (internet of things) through strategic IP management?
- How can open IP strategies help social enterprises, for instance cleantech ventures tackling the plastic challenge or medical not-for profit companies focusing on rare diseases (e.g. non-commercial patent pools)?
- How to integrate open source with proprietary software in innovation processes, e.g. IP modularity?
- How to increase UK productivity through better IP education, e.g. through design of new IP tools for learning?
Candidates must hold a Master degree or equivalent. Industrial IP related experience is beneficial. The preferred starting date is October 2016, with an option to start in January 2017. Our PhD students commonly have own funding, but we can support efforts to acquire funding. If you have a keen interest in any of the above topics (or like to suggest another topic) please contact Dr Frank Tietze (email@example.com).
Samsung owns more US patent than IBM
Educating companies about intellectual property
Some good thoughts about IP education. Read more here.
Getting to grips with IP
A feature in our latest issue of the IfM Review explains what we do in the Innovation and IP Management (IIPM) research group, based within the Centre for Technology Management (CTM). Read the article here.