Who owns 5G and the future of the Internet of Things? Patent Analysis clears the ticket

5G mobile networks will support internet of things applications and deployments. The key features in 5G will benefit and boost the IoT and the impact of 5G across industries. This new technology will represent a fundamental shift in communication network architectures.

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Self-driving cars: EPO study shows sharp rise in patent applications and half of them are not from the automotive industry

Billions of Euros and Dollars are spent around the globe to make future happen: autonomous driving or so-called robot cars. There is no doubt that the future of driving are driverless cars with a combination of sensors, actuators, and software to control, navigate, and drive the vehicle. The technology is still in its infancy, but it is fast improving and becoming increasingly powerful.

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Patentverletzungsklagen von Broadcom aus 18 Patenten gegen VW: Forderung 1 Mrd. Euro, Androhung von Produktionsstop für Golf, Passat, Touran, Tiguan und Modelle von Porsche und Audi

Das Auto ist in den letzten Jahren zu einem vernetzten Infotainment-Center geworden. „Bei uns haben Connectivity und modernstes Infotainment in allen Marken und allen Klassen Einzug gehalten“ verkündete schon vor drei Jahren auf der IAA der inzwischen zurückgetretene VW Konzernchef Martin Winterkorn, er sprach von der „größten vernetzten Fahrzeugflotte auf der Straße“.

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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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Fachtagung IP und Industrie 4.0: IP-Leiter diskutieren die Herausforderungen des Schutzes von digitalisierten Geschäftsmodellen

Zu Beginn des Tages standen die Fragen im Raum „Ist bei Industrie 4.0 und IP überhaupt etwas neu?“ und „Kann man bei digitalisierten Geschäftsmodellen überhaupt etwas schützen?“. Am Ende der Konferenz resümierte die letzte Podiumsdiskussion das zusammenfassende Ergebnis: „Ohne IP-Schutz ergeben digitale Geschäftsmodelle überhaupt keinen Sinn“.

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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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EPO Conference: “Patenting Artificial Intelligence – Current Practice and Challenges” now available online

This event was the first conference on patenting AI technologies held at one of the major patent offices for China, Japan, South Korea, and the USA. The current topic attracted more than 350 participants from industry, academia, user associations, patent law firms, the judiciary, national patent offices, and government bodies from Europe, America, Asia, and Africa.

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