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IPBASICS.ORG IS LAUNCHED

LESS IS MORE WHEN IT COMES TO UNDERSTANDING IP RIGHTS

When it comes to understanding intellectual property rights at least one organization has come to believe that less is more. 

A fresh approach to learning why IP rights exist and who they benefit was introduced today by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding, a non-profit. The CIPU-curated portal makes it easy for everybody to attain basic IP knowledge.

Viewers of all ages and backgrounds can begin to grasp the major IP concepts of sharing and protection through IPBasics.org. Site content features examples and explanations of the four types of intellectual property rights, including NIKE, LEGOS, iPhone, and the Beyonce catalog and products.

To read more, please click here.

A new book by Merima Bruncevic

Regulating Transnational Heritage – Memory, Identity and Diversity.

Book Description

There is a vast body of international and national law that regulates cultural heritage. However, the current regulation remains quite blind to the so called “transnational heritage”. This is heritage where there is no community recognized in law that it can be directly attributed to and that can be responsible for its safekeeping and preservation. It can also be items of heritage where the claim of ownership is disputed between two or more peoples or communities. Transnational heritage challenges the idea of monolithic, mono-cultural, ethno-national states. There are a number of examples of such cultural heritage, for instance the Buddhist Bamiyan statutes in Afghanistan, Palmyra in Syria, the Jewish heritage of Iraq, or various items that are currently housed in large, often Western, museums, as a result of colonial practices. This book explores the regulation of transnational heritage. By discussing many cases of transnational heritage and the problems that arise due to the lack of regulation the book analyses the manifestations of memories and constructions of communities through heritage. It focuses particularly on the concept of community. How are communities constructed in cultural heritage law and what falls outside of the definitions of community? The book underlines that the issues surrounding transnational heritage involve more than a communal right to culture. It is argued that transnational heritage also directly affects wider matters of law such as citizenship, human rights, sovereignty, as well as the movement of people and cultural goods.

For more information, please click here.

Graduate Associate @ Konsert Strategy & IP

  • 15 October, 2021
  • Jobs

We’re looking for exceptional Graduates to join our team during 2022

Are you attracted by the opportunity of joining a small team of management consultant pioneers committed to improving the way companies invest in and manage technology?

As a Graduate Associate @ Konsert you will be given competitive compensation as well as the opportunity to experience a rapid learning curve. Working in client-facing projects from day one, you will encounter new technologies and complex business strategic challenges. Surrounded by our ‘Advance as a team’ mentality you will reach new insights, leading to recommendations and possible solutions for our clients.

Does this appeal to you? Do not hesitate to apply!

For more information, please click here.

Zaid Saeed

SUMMER 2021

Company: Rouse
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Time period: 9 weeks during June through August

My name is Zaid Saeed and I am eager to give you a brief insight into my latest summer internship in Stockholm at Rouse. I am currently studying my second year of master’s studies at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, and I was looking to sharpen my skills within Intellectual Capital Management and Business Development, here is how the story goes:

I was both excited and relieved when I first saw that I had received a job offer from Rouse. Of all the interesting companies that were part of this internship programme, Rouse resonated a bit more with my interests and skills. Rouse is an IP consultancy business focused on emerging markets and provide a full range of intellectual property services. They have a long- standing experience and relationships in Asia, Africa and the Middle East and their services range from patent and trademark protection and management to commercialization, global enforcement, and anti-counterfeiting. Their consultancy specializes in providing strategic and multidisciplinary consulting services to technology companies and brand owners globally. What I was particularly fond of is their vision of putting intellectual property in the core of business to become one of the main value drivers. Almost all businesses rely on intellectual property to maintain competitiveness, may it be as trade secrets or patents and copyrights. To make a successful expansion, one need to consider the many cross-bordered regulations and agreements. The process is usually quite regulated and require expert advice, which is partly where Rouse operates.

Having worked in China and studied in Singapore, I have developed a certain interest in the Asian market which made Rouse the perfect candidate. Additionally, my newfound interest for intellectual capital management as well as my curiosity in being a management consultant further reassured me that Rouse was the place to be during my summer of 2021. I can without a doubt say that Rouse lived up to every bit of my expectations and even exceeded them. Not only did my supervisors Holly White and Nigel Wong tailor the internship based on my areas of competence and interests, but they also made certain that I was constantly experiencing personal development by presenting me with new challenges. The company culture was very welcoming and familiar. My mentor Holly gave me a proper introduction to many relevant actors in the business, in spite the fact that it is quite a large organization. I got to work in multi-disciplinary teams, both ethnically and skills wise, on global projects for leading actors in a variety of industries.

Throughout the internship I was constantly reminded of the value in our CIP-programme. The level of respect and gratitude that were shown to the models and methods used in our learning was very gratifying. The intellectual asset mapping framework, deguncification- based way of thinking and understanding the importance of IP in business context were all very present in my daily work.

From this internship, I take with me new experiences, valuable contacts, and good friends! A great thanks to Karla and Bowman for going above and beyond to grant us this opportunity despite the hurdles and tough situation that covid presented.

Interview with Roberto Castagno

IPR IS ABOUT BUILDING BRIDGES, NOT JUST WALLS

Here is a recent and interesting interview with our CIP advisory board member Roberto Castagno, based on his long experience working with intellectual property.

The head of IPR functions at Neste Oyj since 2020, Roberto Castagno speaks for collaboration at every level: universities and business, lawyers and engineers, economists and patent attorneys.

To read more, please click here.

Solutions Analyst UK @ Cipher

  • 11 October, 2021
  • Jobs

Your Career – Solutions Analyst

The primary purpose of the role is the training of machine learning classifiers through supervised learning techniques. The classifiers are used to tag published patents against specific technologies. The supervised learning is all done through the Cipher patent analytics platform and no prior experience of machine learning techniques is necessary.

Your Responsibilities

The role requires following established procedures and best practice to deliver results. Some experience in patent analytics, while not necessary, is an advantage.

Workflow includes desk-based research on specific technologies and companies. Other elements of the role include participation in client scoping and review calls, contribution to qualitative and quantitative analysis, support on client engagement and with new business development activity.

Graduates from STEM programs are desirable but not essential. The role is suited to results orientated individuals with an inquisitive mind who enjoy problem-solving and learning about new technologies and innovations. As we continue to grow there are plenty of opportunities for career development and advancement in this role. This is limited only by an individual’s capability and ambition.

For more information, please click here.

Senior Advisor, IP and Gender @WIPO

  • 11 October, 2021
  • Jobs
Senior Advisor, IP and Gender  21221-FT
Office of the Deputy Director General, Patents and Technology Sector
Grade  P5
Contract Duration  2 years *

Duty Station

 : CH-Geneva

Publication Date

 : 05-Oct-2021  

Application Deadline

 : 01-Nov-2021, 11:59:00 PM

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE:  please note that the deadline for applications is indicated in local time as per the time zone of the applicant’s location.

1.     Organizational Context

  1. Organizational Setting

The post is located in the Office of the Deputy Director General (DDG) of the Patents and Technology Sector (PTS), in the DDG’s capacity as WIPO’s IP and Gender Champion. This function is responsible for implementing WIPO’s strategic goals to promote and encourage female engagement in IP, provide expertise and support services to Member States and external stakeholders and provide the necessary data and information to integrate a gender perspective into IP legislation, policies, programs and projects.

  1. Purpose Statement

The incumbent provides strategic direction on IP and Gender matters and serves as the primary liaison with Member States and external stakeholders on education, research, and capacity building relating to WIPO’s IP and Gender programs.  The incumbent creates and facilitates cross-sectoral programs that enhance access to the IP system for women inventors, innovators, creators and entrepreneurs.

  1. Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Deputy Director General, in the DDG’s capacity as WIPO’s IP and Gender Champion.

d.      Work Relations

The Senior Advisor, IP and Gender works closely with a variety of key strategic stakeholders worldwide, including National IP Offices (patents, trademarks and copyrights), Geneva based representatives of Missions, international organizations including the UN, capital representatives, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, corporations, innovators and creators.  In addition, the Senior Advisor, IP and Gender will collaborate closely across all WIPO Sectors, including with the Gender and Diversity Specialist, to formulate and coordinate activities, gather necessary data and information and assess and determine opportunities to drive IP and Gender programs and projects.

For more information, please click here.

 

Olivia Westberg and Jacob Nissén Karlsson

SUMMER 2021

Company: Simsen Diagnostics
Location: Sahlgrenska Science Park, Gothenburg
Time Period:  8 weeks from June to August

Hi Folks! We are Olivia Westberg and Jacob Nissén Karlsson. We want to share some insights with you from our summer at Simsen Diagnostics. Simsen Dia.. is an early Medtech start-up that offers analysis of complex DNA sources, which enables cancer detection from a simple blood sample. The company will help to improve the healthcare system, and the diagnostics of cancer treatment for patients. For both of us, it meant a lot having the opportunity to work with a technology that is helping people.

The business idea is based on a comprehensive research that the board has conducted and developed. The company was founded in 2020. Since the company is in its early stage, we got to dig into a lot of responsibility and exciting work tasks. None of us had a background within the biotechnology field, which made this a rewarding challenge. However, working with both advanced and, for us, unknown industry gave us an even more thrilling learning experience.

Our main task this summer was to create an investment memorandum for the company’s first investment round. The task included redefining and developing the company’s value proposition, as well as strategic plans to utilize the intellectual assets to their full potential. In addition, we conducted a market analysis and made changes to the brand’s management by designing a new webpage.

Having reflected on our contributions at Simsen Diagnostics, we are delighted that we are enrolled in the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Design, which has taught us fundamental knowledge about entrepreneurship that gave great leverage the past summer. We also want to highlight how the experiences and insights from the CIP courses have been critical for understanding Simsen Diagnostics’ intellectual assets, and furthermore to utilise and protect them in the best way.

To summarize our summer internship at Simsen Diagnostics, we are very happy to be a part of a company that has a real impact on the health care sector. The internship allowed us to apply our skills in a hands-on case that challenged us in several different ways.

If you want to get more insights and advice from us in the future, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Olivia Westberg and Jacob Nissén Karlsson