Special Issue of les Nouvelles with the European Patent Office on Patent Strategies for SMEs with new MIPLM Case Studies on Industry 4.0

SMEs are a backbone for innovation in Europe. However, many SMEs lack a patent strategy – a phenomenon which has received much scrutiny. The European Patent Office has initiated a project to reveal SME patent strategies and document them for learning from best practice.

» Weiterlesen

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.

» Weiterlesen

Career in IP management – growing demand and new opportunities

Job descriptions and career opportunities in IP management evolve rapidly and are becoming increasingly diverse and demanding. With the increasing complexity of IP and the need for new business models in changing markets, there is a growing need for IP managers who understand the role of IP within the scope of the digital transformation of business models and Industry 4.0 services.

» Weiterlesen

Viessmann: Job offer in IP management – joint program of Dieselmedaille graduate school and MIPLM

Viessmann is looking for IP experts who would like to make their mark in this new era of digital business. Within the scope of a joint program of the MIPLM and the Dieselmedaille graduate school, candidates will receive education in IP management and complete a PhD in IP Management at CEIPI.

» Weiterlesen

New research project at MIPLM: IP Strategies for Predictive Maintenance Services

During the last decade, the important decrease of sensors’ cost, and their miniaturisation enabled the emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The latter can be defined as “an internet of things, machines, computers and people enabling intelligent industrial operations using advanced data analytics for transformational business outcomes”[1].

» Weiterlesen