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Federal Circuit Bar Association event in Milan

CIP Director, Bowman Heiden, participated in a panel discussion on the recent SEP regulatory proposal in Europe at the Federal Circuit Bar Association event in Milan. He was joined on the panel by Klaus Haft, Axel Ferrazzini, Le Chen, Audrey Scozzaro Ferrazzini, and Otto Licks.

Legal Counsel to Tech Legal @H&M Group

  • 3 November, 2023
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There is now an opportunity to join the Tech Legal team at the Stockholm Head Office. This is an opportunity for someone with a genuine interest of working with tech contracts and negotiations in the world of retail and fashion. You will provide advice on a wide range of legal matters mainly in the tech area, while providing support on how to best manage business opportunities and risks in a global perspective. H&M is a large and exciting organization with a great culture, and you will be working with dedicated and talented colleagues.

More information here.

Senior Digital Product Designer @Iprova

  • 3 November, 2023
  • Jobs

Iprova is seeking a Senior Digital Product Designer to work with their talented team of researchers and software engineers, playing a leading role in building the products on top of their state-of-the-art technology.

They are looking for a person to drive their product design efforts. You will have ownership of the overall user experience of their SaaS platform and will work closely with the Head of Product at all stages of the product development cycle. Your role will include organising and facilitating design workshops, gathering and collating user insights, creating low- and high-fidelity prototypes and advising on UX guidelines and best practice. You should be comfortable working with a software product aimed at a technical audience, and will ideally have some experience working with similar products or services and developing intuitive user flows through technically complex software products. You should also be comfortable taking the lead in the UX domain, suggesting and initiating new ideas and processes to help the product and software teams work to UX best practice.

This is a technically challenging and entrepreneurial role in an exciting, high energy, creative and very fast-moving start-up environment. You will work alongside some of the world’s best-known technology companies, utilising their feedback to guide product development. They offer exceptionally competitive packages and a fun yet focused working environment. This role can be based in the UK or Switzerland, and is primarily a remote position with some travel.

To apply and for more information, please click here.


Thesis work – improving gender diversity in innovation @Volvo Group

Volvo Group is looking for two Master’s students to write their thesis and help improve gender diversity in innovation. Volvo Group signed the Diversity Pledge in January of 2023 and by doing so they are committed to improving diversity in innovation, focusing on increasing the numbers of female innovators, which will be measured by the representation of women inventors in patent applications.

For more information, please click here.

New IP Business Clinic launched

Building on the previous HTB Clinic, CIP is supporting the EPO to build a broader mentoring platform across Europe, which is renamed the IP Business Clinic. We will run two more clinics in 2023 scheduled for Nov. 6-10 and Dec. 4-8. The goal is to create a platform of leading experts at the interface of IP and business strategy to support high-growth technology businesses. We will continue to build partnerships with incubators, science parks, innovation hubs, research centers, patent offices, etc. to support this development.

More information here.

Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

The Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) at George Mason University – Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for a non-resident fellowship program. The Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship program is designed to develop rigorous scholarship on intellectual property (IP), creativity, and innovation law and policy.

The Fellowship promotes excellent academic research about IP and related rights in the innovative and creative communities. The program consists of a series of three (3) invitation-only meetings over the course of a year. Fellows are required to attend the entirety of all three roundtables, and attendance is a material condition of a Fellowship. Over the course of these meetings, Edison Fellows work under the guidance of Distinguished Commentators and with each other to turn paper ideas into polished manuscripts publishable in law reviews or other academic journals. The Fellowship is designed primarily for tenure-track professors and for lawyers and Ph.D. graduates interested in academic positions focusing on research in IP, creativity, and innovation. C-IP2 also considers applications from recently tenured academics and from practitioners interested in writing about IP, creativity, or innovation policy.

To read more about it, please click here.

Making research results work for society

Registrations are open for our new event: Making research results work for society which will take place in Brussels on 26 October 2023. This is part of the EU awareness-raising campaign and we created it together with various actors through a public call. It will be a forum to exchange ideas and best practices, award innovative projects and network with players from across the EU. For those who cannot make it to Brussels, they can follow us online.

Thursday 26 October 2023, 09:30-16:15 (CEST)

For more information and registration, please click here.

Contribute to the development of the Codes of practice on industry-academia co-creation and citizens’ engagement

The European Commission is inviting stakeholders to provide their input on a draft Code of practice on industry-academia co-creation for knowledge valorisation and a draft Code of practice on citizens’ engagement for knowledge valorisation. All interested stakeholders are invited to voice their opinion and fill in the surveys until 20 October 2023.

The two draft codes of practice follow from the Council Recommendation on the guiding principles for knowledge valorisation to provide more concrete and detailed guidance on industry-academia co-creation and citizen engagement to improve knowledge valorisation. The Commission aims to collect further input to the finalisation of the two codes of practice that shall be instrumental to raise awareness and guide research and innovation actors in implementing good practices for effective knowledge valorisation.

For more information, please click here.