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.
Professor Tim Minshall, the inaugural Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation, has become has become the new Head of the IfM, taking over from Professor Andy Neely.
Glad to see that other universities also recognize the need for better training of undergraduates when it comes to IP!
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.
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.
Glad to see our paper published in IJPE on „Service transitions of product-centric firms: An explorative study of service transition stages and barriers in Germany’s energy market“ with Heiner Lütjen und Carsten Schultz.
Possibly a good teaching resource for school children to understand the basics of IP: www.abc-of-ip.com
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.
Some preliminary information is already online here. The group will kick-off with a first seminar on 18 October from 12:00-14:00 on „How open is open IP?“.