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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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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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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