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CIP FORUM 2021 (hybrid) Göteborg: Dec 9th-11th – in collaboration with Volvo Group

CIP is happy to announce CIP FORUM 2021 – Paradigm Shift, which will be held in collaboration with Volvo Group on December 9-11 in Göteborg.

Building on the theme of a Brave New World, we will explore the impact of fast-paced technological change on the integrity of the IP system and the role of IP management, in particular, the impact of the rapidly developing capabilities of artificial intelligence.

The hybrid event will be run both virtually and in-person (fingers crossed). If you have any questions please contact Bowman Heiden or Karla Soler Riba.

Upcoming seminar by IPR University Center “SEPs – what should the EU do?”

Bowman Heiden, Jorge L. Contreras, Steve Faraji, Sonja London, and Matthias Zigann will be speaking at the upcoming seminar by IPR University Center “SEPs – what should the EU do?”

How should the EU facilitate the licensing of SEPs? This seminar addresses the challenges that SEP licensing currently faces in the EU and beyond and the means by which the EU could seek to resolve the issues through its policy actions. It evaluates the current initiatives put forward and considers how the European Commission, national courts and the CJEU can facilitate the licensing of SEPs in a way that secures innovators incentives to innovate and effective access to SEPs by implementers.


17.00 – 17.05 Opening of the seminar

17.05 – 17.25 A Policy Governance Framework for SEP Licensing – Private vs. Public Ordering
Co-Director Bowman Heiden, Center for Intellectual Property, CIP

17.25 – 17.45 Anti-suit injunctions
Professor Jorge L. Contreras ,University of Utah

17.45 – 17.55 Break 

17.55 – 18.15 Approach of German courts
Presiding Judge Dr.  Matthias Zigann,Regional Court of Munich I

18.15 – 18.35 Prepared comments to all three presentations
Licensing Executive Sonja London, Nokia
Chief IPR Policy Manager Steve Faraji, AUDI

Presenters’ responses 

Questions and comments from the audience and replies of presenters

19.00 Closing of the seminar 

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IP Portfolio Partner @ Volvo Group

About the role

You are a member of a cross-functional Portfolio Team that includes IP Intelligence, Patent Attorneys and IP Legal, Trademark and Design experts. The Portfolio Team is led by a Global Head IP Strategy & Portfolio.
Each portfolio provides focus and has accountability for the IP of a particular area of Volvo Group’s technology and business, such as Engine, Alternative Fuels, Driveline, Automation, Connected Solutions, Electromobility, Cab, Chassis, Penta, Bus and Construction Equipment.
As the IP Portfolio Partner within the team you are an operational support in relation to creation of an annual Group IP Plan and the development of the IP portfolio, its management and use, thereby driving a global transformation towards increasingly business-driven IP management within the Volvo Group.

The position promises a unique mix of challenges, pushing you to create and maintain relations with colleagues across continents, functions and Group companies.
You report to the Group Director IP Strategy & Portfolio.


  • M.Sc. in engineering or in Intellectual Capital Management
  • Good knowledge in patent, trademark, design, and trade secret law and up-to-date knowledge of IP strategies, trends, developments and practices
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to manage and compile large amounts of complex and diverse data, and to understand and extract the business implications of the data
  • Strong skillset in both written and verbal communication to a wide range of stakeholders and management levels
  • Preferably have working knowledge of business strategy, business models, technology, market and IP landscape
  • Fluent in English

Employment: Regular
Location: Göteborg, Sweden

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