Sharp rise in industry 4.0 patent filings at EPO: 54% growth in three years

The European Patent Office (EPO) released its new study Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the inventions behind digital transformation in December 2017. Based on the patent data of EPO and the expertise of the examiners the study analyzed and summarized the 4th industry revolution (4IR) innovation trend, characteristics of the technology convergence, as well as the global geography of the inventions.

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Proof of success: Empirical study of the 360° IP strategy for the Thermomix and its digital ecosystem

The 360° IP strategy for the Thermomix TM5 was consistently and systematically designed in such a way that it covers all key customer benefits in its proprietary IP portfolio. The TM5 is not just a market leader in terms of the physical device, but it is also a dominant design in terms of the entire ecosystem which surrounds it. This means that customer expectations are based on the features and the user experience of the TM5.

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New research project at MIPLM: Standardization on Intellectual Property Rights Management in era of worldwide legislative harmonization and of disruptive technology innovation

Formal Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), mainly including Patents, Trademarks and Design rights, play a key role in creation of competitive advantages for companies and in development of highly disruptive business models for industries.

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CTO-Herbstforum bei MHP und Porsche: Digitalisierung und agile Entwicklung, WILO berichtet über neues IP-Management

Auf Einladung des neuen Fachbeirats des Dieselkuratoriums, Dr. Markus Kirchler, Partner und Mitglied des MHP-Vorstands, einem Porsche Tochterunternehmens für IT, Strategie- und Managementberatung, fand das CTO-Herbstforum 2017 im Porsche-Museum in Stuttgart statt.

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Innovation in medical technology for minimally invasive surgery: IP design as a leadership tool at W.O.M.

W.O.M. is the world leader in some areas of minimally invasive surgery. The company is a typical hidden champion in Germany. In the field of minimally invasive medicine, W.O.M. develops devices and accessories to enable doctors to operate with small incisions. The company develops and produces cameras, insufflators, medical pumps, and tubing, which simplify and facilitate diagnosis and treatment.

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New research project at MIPLM: Quality in IP management to improve innovation success for United Arab Emirates

Since their inception in 1971, the United Arab Emirates have established a consistent image as an icon for innovation and creativity, enhancing their social and economic status, and transforming into a primary destination for talents and businesses in record time.

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