Successful innovation in medical technology: IP management at Fresenius Medical Care

Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s leading provider of products and services for people with chronic kidney failure supplying around 3.4 million patients worldwide, who regularly undergo dialysis treatment. As a company it is specialized in the production of medical supplies, especially to facilitate or aid renal dialysis.

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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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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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Innovation in medical technology for minimally invasive surgery: IP design as a leadership tool at W.O.M.

W.O.M. is the world leader in some areas of minimally invasive surgery. The company is a typical hidden champion in Germany. In the field of minimally invasive medicine, W.O.M. develops devices and accessories to enable doctors to operate with small incisions. The company develops and produces cameras, insufflators, medical pumps, and tubing, which simplify and facilitate diagnosis and treatment.

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New research project at MIPLM: Data-driven Business Models in Healthcare and its regulations limits

We are in era of digital economy, where data can be used to leverage functionality of anything from governmental institutions, private sector to healthcare. Many companies perceive data infrastructure as cost center, but now with all possibilities of advanced analytics and Big Data analytics, data centers should become profit centers. In order to make this happen, companies should start treating their data as any other asset.

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Von den Besten der deutschen Industrie lernen: Digitale Geschäftsmodelle entwickeln und mit IP schützen

B.Braun lädt ins Kloster Haydau ein, zum Erfahrungsaustausch für die systematische Entwicklung und den Schutz von digitalen Geschäftsmodellen. Anhand von aktuellen Fallbeispielen zu Smart Grid, Smart Home, Smart Production und Smart Farming zeigen sich die Erfolgsmuster der digitalen Transformation in industriellem Maßstab.

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