Future of kitchen living spaces: IP management at Blanc & Fischer dinner speech and interview

BLANC & FISCHER Family Holding owns the subgroups E.G.O., BLANCO, BLANCO Professional, DEFENDI, and ARPA. Each of these subgroups is independently, with different brands, business models, and marketing approaches. They are running their own management. The holding generated 1,192 billion euros in turnover and has 8.415 employees.

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Mentorenprogramm für das Graduiertenkolleg der Dieselmedaille am Deutschen Institut für Erfindungswesen (D.I.E) installiert.

Über dreißig Leiter industrieller IP-Abteilungen und betriebliche IP-Experten sind als Mentoren für das Graduiertenkolleg der Dieselmedaille aktiv. Durch die Mentoren gelingt die Einbettung der Forschungsarbeiten am Graduiertenkollegs in die industrielle Praxis. Die Mentoren sind erfahrene Vertreter des Innovations- und IP-Managements und Ansprechpartner für die Doktoranden des Kollegs in fachlichen und beruflichen Fragen.

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Digital business model transformation in the construction industry – the success story of Hilti

Kleenex is synonymous with paper tissues, Aspirin with pain killers, Scotch with adhesive tape, and BIC with correction pens. In fact, these brands have lent their names to entire product categories, evoking direct associations with quality and functionality in their target groups’ minds. The Hilti brand has managed to become synonymous with professional and uncompromising rotary hammers, and Hilti tools have become a must-have among tradespeople.

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How to protect digital business models and how to claim for digital innovation? CEIPI seminar in Strasbourg showed best practice

Advances in digital technologies have led to new opportunities for business model innovation. This is not just true for digital-born companies like Facebook, Google, or Apple. Increasingly, it also applies to companies from traditional sectors, industries, and branches.

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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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