Corona shows the incredible resilience of the knowledge economy: IP managers in their home offices are the epitome of Porter’s knowledge workers

The knowledge economy rests on four fundamental pillars at the base: Information, communication technologies (ICT), research and innovation, and training and institutions. Information and Communication Technology as a central element in the fight against COVID-19 has fully demonstrated its usefulness and makes the difference.

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Digitale Transformation in Deutschland ohne Digitale Erfinder

Wichtigstes Ergebnis einer Studie des Deutschen Instituts für Erfindungswesens zur Rolle von IP in der Industrie 4.0 sind die Herausforderungen, die mittelständische Unternehmen im Umgang mit Digitalpatenten haben. Die erfinderischen Ergebnisse von Software- und Digitalexperten finden häufig nicht den Weg in die Patentabteilung, mit allen Konsequenzen: Mangelnde Anerkennung der erfinderischen Leistungen von beispielsweise App-Programmierern oder Cloud-Experten, aber auch die dann fehlende monetäre Vergütung als Arbeitnehmererfinder und der fehlende Patentschutz der digitalen Lösungen.

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IBM sues AirBnB: Infringement of digital patents on platform advertisements

Digital patents are increasingly relevant for infringement cases on digital use cases like “presenting advertising in an interactive service” and “improved navigation using bookmarks”. These technologies were patented by IBM many years ago and now, after six years of negotiation, Big Blue is suing AirBnB for infringing this use cases on their short-term rental platform business.

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5G and the Sputnik crisis: The claims for the communication in the Internet of Things have already been staked

The level of dependency on China and Europe regarding 5G has now really been realized by the top of the American government. It is like the Sputnik crisis in 1957. The Russians, who were considered backward, were the first to launch a satellite into space and America was awakened by the beeping of the “companion” above their heads. Without Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia, basic telecommunications for the Internet of Things will not work.

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Patent rally for digital payment systems: Bosch and Siemens are part of the patent war about machines which buy and pay

In the last year 77% of all patent applications for the IOTA protocol were published. IOTA is a reference software to enable secure communication and payment between two machines in the Internet of Things – IoT. If machines and communicating devices can order and pay for each other in the future, then infrastructures are necessary to process the payment transactions.

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Agile IP design at Hansgrohe: Digitizing a brand steeped in tradition with RainTunes

RainTunes is designed to create a holistic showering experience. It is focusing on the individual needs of human beings and its mood. Hansgrohe developed the product with experts from different fields to create digital showering scenarios which are balanced and aligned with individual everyday life.

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