New research project at MIPLM: Characterization of digital patents

At the beginning of the new millennium, the next technological quantum leap began to emerge, which is now known as the fourth industrial revolution – or Industry 4.0 for short. New technologies permit the development of new business models. In general, a business model describes a company’s business processes in order to achieve a defined business objective in the context of its social environment. The term sums up visions, ideas, descriptive features, and design models.

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New research project at MIPLM: Protection of digital business models by digital patents

At the beginning of the new millennium, the next technological quantum leap began to emerge, which is now known as the fourth industrial revolution – or Industry 4.0 for short. New technologies permit the development of new business models.

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New research project at MIPLM: Patent strategies for AI technologies

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) systems are no longer niche playgrounds for scientists working in fundamental research. In fact, practical implementations of such systems in real-life applications are already in circulation and are sure to spread further as technology advances (e.g. in terms of the ever-increasing computing power and connectivity).

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CEIPI Education Program in IP Strategies for AI Technologies

Artificial intelligence is making its way from universities and laboratories of computer science departments into companies, business models, and the everyday lives of consumers. The market for AI-based technologies is set to grow from US$ 8 bn in 2016 to an estimated US$ 47 bn in 2020. As recently as in 2017, AI technologies saw a 300% increase in investment activities.

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MIPLM 2017-18, 6th module on business development with IP

Starting with the case studies from Hilti fleet management and Claas 365 FarmNet the MIPLM discussed the new role of IP within digital business models and how IP is integrated in business development in a era of digital transformation. This module was about the impact of business models on corporate structures and the role of business plans in creating new businesses.

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CEIPI Seminar: Protecting Digital Business Models with Digital Patents – Including Claim Structure Workshop

The Internet of Things (IoT) or the fourth industrial revolution is neither a short-term phenomenon nor a buzzword. Single enterprises are not capable of influencing the trend towards a digitization of business processes, nor can they change the globalization of value chains. Digital business models demand new solutions for IP protection. In some industries (e.g. IT, telecoms, and software), such prohibitive right strategies have been in use for many years. However, the need to protect new business models is also […]

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Great success: CEIPI summer school on IP in Europe 2018

The course, which was organized and successfully held by the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg, attracted 35 participants from around the globe. Participants came from China, Korea, Japan, Brazil, India, Canada, the Philippines, Singapore, Chile, and some European countries including Finland, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Slovenia.

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Experience with IP design for medical technology at B. Braun: Dinner Speech at MIPLM in Strasbourg

B. Braun is one of the leading medical technology companies in Europe. With a revenue of around 6.1 bn euros, business activities in 65 countries and nearly 56,000 employees, the company is active in hospital care, surgical instruments, outpatient markets, and extracorporeal blood treatment.

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MIPLM 2017-18 – 5th module on leadership and controlling in IP management

People are a key resource for companies in the knowledge economy. So human resource management (HRM) and leadership are core competencies and sources of competitive advantages for IP-driven companies. In the 5th module of the MIPLM in IP management, the participants gained an understanding of staff and people as individuals with varying goals, needs, and motivations.

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IP management in the era of Chinese IP offensive

China is with Huawei the king in patent filings in Europe. For the first time, a Chinese company files more patent application at the European Patent Office than any other company. This is the top of an iceberg and gives a clear signal how strong China is proceeding its way to become a high tech superpower. Chinese government has claimed that intellectual property is an important aspect of its strategic economic policy. Dr. Xiaopeng Zhao, Chinese licensed lawyer, received his […]

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