Farewell to Ove Granstand, @LeverhulmeTrust visiting professor to @IIPMcambridge @IfMCambridge

We are saying good bye for now to Ove Granstrand from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). Ove has been with us at CTM and IIPM particularly now for a second period of residency during this academic year as part of his Leverhulme Trust sponsored visiting professorship to the IfM and Engineering Department. It has been a great pleasure and honour to have him around and the group has benefitted immensely from his expertise. Ove has been an absolute resource to us. We look forward to seeing him back in the future.

Open IP strategy workshop 30 April @IfMCambridge @Cambridge_Eng @IIPMcambridge

Calling all IP managers from industry and everyone thinking strategically about IP from Cambridge and beyond!

On Tuesday, 30 April we will be running a 90min open workshop starting at 10:30 to discuss the process we have been developing at the @IIPMcambridge research group for devising IP strategies.

Please come along, if you want to find out more about our process that is being designed for small and large firms as well as other organisations. The workshop is an open event as part of this year’s STIM Consortium. We look forward to sharing our process with you and get your feedback. Please contact Frank Tietze (frank.tietze@eng.cam.ac.uk) if you like to join.

Ove Granstrand to speak @CRASSHlive Monday 22 Oct about „Economics, Law and Intellectual Property“ @IfMCambridge @Cambridge_Eng @IIPMcambridge – This talk should also be of interest to @CambridgeINET @CambridgeJBS @cambridgelaw 

Ove Granstrand, currently the Leverhulme Trust visiting professor at the IfM will be giving a talk next Monday on „Economics, Law and Intellectual Property“ to the CRASSH research network „Open IP Models for Emerging Technologies“.

The CRASSH session will run on Monday, 22 October from 13:00 – 15:00 at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT). All welcome!

Further details are available on the CRASSH website: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27948

Further details about Ove Granstrand: http://www.ip-research.org/scholars/ove-granstrand/ 

Welcome back Leo from @turinginst @IfMCambridge @Cambridge_Eng @IIPMcambridge

Good to see you back the other day at the IfM from your secondment to The Alan Turing Institute. This is where Leo is now based for the next year to further boost his skills to apply AI, machine and deep learning to patent data. We look forward to hearing how the briliant minds you meet in London help you with cracking on and moving the research frontier.


Recap 7th Strategic IP Forum @IfMCambridge @Cambridge_Eng @IIPMCambridge @AvidityIP

We had four excellent talks last week at the 7th Strategic IP Forum in Cambridge. Many thanks to all participants and particularly our speakers. Thanks to Alison McGhee from F-Star @Fstar_Biotech for sharing insight into their learning journal for developing a modular IP business model for their platform technology and applications. Massive thanks als to Quentin Harmer from Endomag @endomag for his inspriring talk about IP business models in the pharma and medtech industries with excellent case studies. We then had the chance to learn from Joan Beckner from Schlumberger about IP challenges in a completely different industry, i.e. oil exploration and production. Thank you for the very insightful talk getting us thinking about territorial IP challenges. Last, but certainly not least, thanks to Kevin Fournier from IBM @IBM telling us about his work on Blockchain patenting. We very much enjoyed learning more about the technology as szcg and bits-and-pieces that are potentially patentable, i.e. the patent races going on. We look forward to welcoming participants again to the 8th Strategic IP Forum in 2019.

Very pleased to see such inspiring lineup of speakers for the upcoming Cambridge Strategic IP Forum this Thursday @IfMCambridge @IIPMCambridge @Cambridge_ENG

We are looking forward to welcoming speakers from Edomag, F-Start, Schlumberger and IBM to the 7th Strategic IP Forum with the theme „IP for successful business models“. More details about the programme available here:


If you want to come along, register your place at:


We look forward to another exciting SIPF at the IfM premisses in Cambridge.

Welcome to Ove Granstrand, the new Leverhulme Trust visiting professor @chalmersuniv @IIPMcambridge @IfMCambridge @CambridgeEng @LeverhulmeTrust

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.




Farewell to Dr Timo Weyrauch @TUHamburg @IfMCambridge @IIPMcambridge @corneliushersta 

We are saying goodbye to Dr Timo Weyrauch from the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management at Hamburg University of Technology. Timo has been with us for three months to turn his PhD supervised by Cornelius Herstatt into a paper for IEEE. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you on your novel method for devloping radical and frugal innovation. Thanks Timo for all the inspiring discussions and engaging so well with the IIPM group and CTM. We wish you all the best for your next career steps.