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.

 Congratulations to the first graduates of the WIPO IP Management and Valuation course!

7 students from seven countries graduated from the inaugural Specialized Course in Intellectual Property (IP) Management and Valuation, which was jointly offered by the WIPO Academy, the LUISS Business School and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office.

Further details: Course in IP Management and Valuation: Congratulations to the First Graduating Class!

Cambridge appoints its first professor of innovation

Dr Tim Minshall has been appointed as the inaugural Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge, a new post that will build on the University’s strengths in science, engineering and entrepreneurship. Dr Minshall, who is currently Head of CTM. Reader in Technology & Innovation Management in the Department of Engineering and Fellow of Churchill College, will take up his new post on 1 October.

Further details: Cambridge appoints its first professor of innovation | University of Cambridge

For everyone with an interest in IP and patents this should be an excellent summer (or autumn) read

In „The Last Days of Night“ Graham Moore unpacks the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse about IP ownership for introducing electricity across the US with Paul Cravath, a just graduated patent lawyer as the protagonist, also featuring Nicola Tesla (inventor of AC current) and J.P. Morgan. Worth reading!

Read here the Washington Post book review.