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David Olsson and Jesper Hagberg


Company: Sisvel S.L 

Location: Torre Glories, Barcelona 

Time period: Nine weeks from June to August 

Hola! We are David Olsson and Jesper Hagberg. We have spent the summer doing an internship for Sisvel in Barcelona and thought we might share our experience with you. 

Sisvel was founded during the early 80s and is a company specializing in the management of patent pools within the field of standard essential patents. What this means is that Sisvel has many years of experience ensuring that inventors and patent owners within areas such as 5G and Wi-Fi receive royalty payments for their IP. For us, this meant working with and learning from some of the brightest mind within a complex and exciting business area. 

Over the course of the summer, we have gotten to work with a variety of tasks. Perhaps primarily, we carried research used for the preparation of potential legal actions. With both of us coming from an engineering background, this gave us great (and perhaps well-needed) experience in working with technology from a legal perspective. In addition, we were tasked with analysing the 5G patent landscape to see what companies are in the forefront of the development of the standard. 

Having worked here, we understand the importance of regulating the market of standardized technologies. By regulating, it creates an incentive for inventors to create technologies that can be shared and used by everyone. Technologies such as 4G, 5G and Wi-Fi are examples of this. From a licensing agreement the royalty payments will trickle down to the inventors and make their efforts worth. This is all made possible by an administrator such as Sisvel. Organizing these patent pools that were mentioned earlier, will help to create a greater leverage when it comes to negotiating with the potential licensees. Without actors such as Sisvel, there would be significant less contribution within these fields because it would just not be worth the effort! 

A big thank you to CIP and Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship for both the internship and for the educational background needed to do the job. We feel truly privileged to have been given the opportunity to not only work in one of the nicest cities in the world, but at a company at the forefront of a business field so closely related to our studies. 

Stijn van Weegberg and Emanuel Slettengren


Company: Tivic Health

Location: Hayward, California

Time Period: 9 weeks from July to August

Hi everyone!

We’re Stijn van Weegberg and Emanuel Slettengren. We’d like to share about our summer internship experience at Tivic Health Systems, Inc, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Tivic Health is a bioelectronic medicine company, focused on non-invasively alleviating congestion and sinus pain by using electric microcurrents. It was founded in 2016, has around 15 employees, and has its first commercial product on the US market now: the ClearUp – a device for sinus pain and congestion. It went public at the end of 2021 – making it an exciting growth company to work at.

Our summer was focused on mapping the Intellectual Property landscape in two different areas of technology that Tivic Health are considering moving into in the future. We analyzed the IP in these areas to find opportunities where there is potential for Tivic to attain exclusivity, and gave recommendations to the company. With individual backgrounds in both technical medicine and law, we were able to help each other out when needed. In addition, having worked with Intellectual Property through multiple cases during our studies greatly prepared us for our internship. Beyond working directly on the project, we also had time to interact with all the different people at Tivic, including its management, learning about their various roles and how they have contributed to Tivic’s success.

Additionally, spending time in the San Francisco Bay Area was simply amazing – it allowed us to immerse in the culture, the food, its people, and all the wonderful touristic activities it has to offer: from the Golden Gate Bridge to Yosemite National Park, and from Alcatraz to Chinatown.

If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out to us!

Stijn van Weegberg and Emanuel Slettengren

Felicia Torstensson


Company: CIPHER 

Location: Remote & London office

Time period: 8 weeks, from June to August 2022


I have had the opportunity to intern for CIPHER during the summer. CIPHER is a company with a mission to enable patent owners to make rational decisions by providing strategic patent intelligence, powered by machine learning and the overarching vision to unleash the strategic value of patents. In practical terms, Cipher uses available patent data and uses supervised machine learning to provide insights for their clients. This enables the clients to create value from their patent portfolios, reduce litigation, and attain insight into various tech areas and their competitors to mention a few. My internship has entailed deeper knowledge in various technology areas, which I hadn’t been exposed to before due to my law background. Furthermore, I was able to have close contact with clients, both presenting work and iterating after clients’ wishes, as well as using patent data to provide insight in the form of an article.

My main task during the internship was to build so-called classifiers, which meant enabling the algorithm to find patents in the technology area that the client wishes to get insight into. The finished classifiers were then presented to the client for review and iterated according to their wishes.  I was also able to dig into which technology area I wanted and provide new insights through an article. I chose to focus on Automotive mobility and connectivity, zooming in on NPE litigation activity in the Automotive industry. This meant I got a practical example of how patent data can be used to provide insight into the legal arena.

To summarize, I am very grateful to have been part of CIPHER and for contributing to increased attention and importance of patent data as a strategic tool for governing a company,  for allowing me to be hands-on with the clients as well as giving me the opportunity to create insight of my own. I had a brilliant time with CIPHER, and I would recommend everyone to take part in an internship if there is an opportunity!

Felicia Torstensson

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Jesper Lesseur Björnek & Erik Malmberg


Company: Spotify
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Time period: January – June

Hi all,

Jesper Lesseur Björnek and Erik Malmberg speaking. During the spring of 2022 we had the great pleasure to take part in the CIP Internship Program, which allowed us to combine our master’s thesis work with an internship at Spotify – the world’s largest audio streaming platform. It was a challenging, yet stimulating, time and a fantastic way to crown our journey after two years on the ICM-track.

Over the last decades, the world economy has experienced a shift where intangible assets have increased rapidly at the expense of their tangible equivalents. Brands are proposed as one of the most valuable intangibles a company can have to its disposal, very much noticeable in the tech-sector. Developing a clear understanding and overview of one’s brand assets is thereby a crucial task in order to exploit the full potential of the brand. Hence, our work aimed to sort out how a brand can be understood and claimed as a set of intellectual assets to enable additional value creation – applying the tools and frameworks related to Intellectual Asset Management, present in the ICM-track.

Among numerous examples to choose from, the major highlight of the project was undoubtley the chance to get to know one of the world’s most inspiring companies from the inside and out. While being rather familiar with the product itself, already using it several hours a day, we were stunned when getting a glimpse of the huge machinery operating behind it. The level and diversity of expertise amongst the people we met was just incredible and very inspiring to experience for two graduates ready to start their own carreers.

Finally, we would like to express our gratitude towards our amazing supervisors Ellenor Hayes and Per Wendin for their support and guidance throughout this stimulating, and sometimes bumpy, journey. If you ever hesitate whether to apply for a CIP internship or not, just do it – you will not be disappointed.

Kind regards,

Jesper and Erik