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Yuejun Sun and David Lager


Company: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands. The internship was carried out at the IP&S department on distance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Time period: From January to the end of June 2021

We are Yuejun Sun and David Lager. We have both graduated from the ICM track at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship in June 2021. We wrote our master’s thesis in parallel with conducting a CIP internship at Philips, where we gained valuable experiences. Here we want to tell you about it.

The internship topic we explored was named “The Role of IP in a Data-driven Business Model”. At Philips, we examined how data-driven business models are interplaying with IP assets. The study was done by collecting and analyzing case studies both internally at Philips as well as competitors’ data-driven business cases. We started by learning the different business clusters within Philips’ organization and from that identified interesting business cases. Then we searched and studied competitors’ cases to identify similarities and differences about their data-driven business models and utilization of IPs.

In order to explain the result clearly, we established the TVID-framework (Technology, Value, IP, and Data). This framework was then adopted to the case analyses to present the interlinkage between technology assets, intellectual properties, and value creation activities in a data-driven chain. By utilizing the TVID framework, we summarized which Technology assets and IPs were essential in different parts of the data-driven value chain and the findings helped us to understand the competitive advantages concerning IP strategy.

Even though this internship has been performed on distance due to the Covid-19 situation, we have experienced a strong inclusion from IP&S colleagues and Philips as an organization. We have appreciated the international environment surrounding the department with colleagues located all over the world, even though it required us to think twice regarding time zones before sending out meeting invitations on Teams.

The CIP internship has provided us with the opportunity to learn how Philips innovates and how they transform businesses into the digital era and shaping their competitive edge. By working as interns at a company like Philips, which has a well-known innovation tradition and global presence in different technological areas, we also got confirmed that our ICM education provides us with the right knowledge and advanced tools and models, which enables us to perform from day one.

Overall, it was no doubt a perfect internship and master thesis project for us to complete our study!

Tatiane Abreu Dall’Agnol


Company: Pieris Pharmaceuticals
Location: Munich, Germany
Time Period: January to June

Hi! I am Tatiane Dall´Agnol and during the first semester of 2021, I was an intern at Pieris Pharmaceuticals. The company is based in Munich, Germany, focused on drug development for oncology and the respiratory system. My internship was in the Business Development and Competitive Intelligence department. During this period, I learned how to perform drug indication analysis, evaluate competitors’ updates, and helped to raise strategic recommendations based on our work. To be part of a company that has consistent growth by developing life-changing therapies was the best form to start my new career path.

Because of the pandemic period, everyone in the company office was working remotely, and so was I. However, I had excellent communication with the team, felt very welcome, and learned a lot from them. Even with all the restrictions that recent times demand, they organized a 10-day trip to Munich so that I could meet the team in person and visit the office. I was able to better understand the structure and processes of a pharmaceutical company and the experience helped me to get a great job after the master’s degree.

I highly recommend Pieris for an internship and I encourage you all to apply. It’s an amazing place where you can have professional development and an amazing time.

Legal Counsel @Assa Abloy

  • 3 September, 2021
  • Jobs

As our Legal Counsel you will be joining our in-house legal team in Stockholm, Sweden. ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions has activities across the globe and you will be providing legal advice and guidance to employees and managers at all levels within the Global Solutions division.

In addition to providing legal advice and contract support to our Global organization, you will instruct external legal counsel as and when required. You will also be participating strategic divisional projects in furtherance of the Group’s compliance programs, with the support of the divisional Compliance Officer, Export Control Manager and Data Protection Manager, as well as supporting the division’s strategic goals, including both organic and non-organic growth (M&A).


  • Drafting, negotiating, and interpreting a wide range of contracts, including sale and purchase of goods and services, technology, software and IP-related agreements and licenses.
  • Supporting Business Areas on legal matters arising in product roll-out in new jurisdictions.
  • Assisting in claims management, litigation and pre-litigation activities, including working with and managing outside counsel (and managing the budget for the matter) to develop strategies to initiate, defend, resolve and prevent various forms of litigation.
  • Supporting M&A transactions.
  • Developing procedures and internal processes designed to bring down Group policies to the division and the respective Business Areas, and
  • Assisting in a wide range of intellectual property issues, including copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

For more information about the position click here 

Isak Lind and Rasmus Kockgård


Company: Ericsson AB
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Time period: 20 weeks, from January through June.

Hello! We (Isak Lind and Rasmus Kockgård) would like to share our experience of combining our master´s thesis work at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship with an internship at Ericsson AB, through CIP. Our thesis work aimed to investigate how green tech, and green IoT manufacturing technology, in particular, could be utilized to a broader extent through mechanisms of sharing intellectual property. The internship at Ericsson gave us the ideal conditions to carry out our thesis work. Ericsson is a well-renowned provider and licensor of connectivity technology that enables environmental savings. Thereby, through their substantial expertise and extensive network with other organizations, we were able to complete our thesis and assist Ericsson in further investigating the possibilities to spread green tech through mechanisms of sharing intellectual property.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the internship was performed remotely. It started off with us having several e-meetings with our supervisors where we discussed expectations, the scope of the internship work, etc. For us to get an understanding of Ericsson´s patent and licensing processes, we got to speak with multiple national and international IP professionals who were happy to explain their respective functions for handling IP. We were both humbled by the time and patience all the employees showed us. During our internship, we analyzed and categorized past green tech sharing initiatives such as GreenXchange, ECO Patent Commons, and WIPO Green. Courses in IP-Strategy and Patent & Innovation Engineering, provided by CIP, gave us the proper knowledge to make in-depth analyzes. Additionally, we held a workshop with participants from several different departments connected to Ericsson´s IP and licensing. The workshop aimed to vertically ventilate opinions and thoughts through the organization on how to spread green tech and generate value. Here, our learnings from the CIP-course Knowledge-based Business Development and Management gave us the proper tools to mediate between different interests. It became clear to us that even though IP strategies are complex to understand and formulate, we were well equipped with knowledge and frameworks from the CIP courses to build our reasoning. Together with the guidance from our supervisors at Ericsson, we were, in the end, able to deliver a much-appreciated recommendation for how to further spread green tech and generate value through mechanisms of sharing intellectual property.

To conclude, we would like to send our deepest gratitude towards our supervisors at Ericsson, Mathias Hellman, and Sanna Lundin. Furthermore, we highly recommend applying for the internships CIP is providing, particularly at Ericsson! The internship gave us invaluable practical knowledge and even though the requirements can seem frightening, you are well prepared through the CIP courses.

Feel free to reach out to us with questions regarding the internships. We are happy to assist in any way we can!


New book “AI, digitization, and Law” (in Swedish)

A thoughtful and inspiring book on AI, digitization and Law (in Swedish).

Congratulations to CIP’s  Merima Bruncevic, Christoffer Hermansson, Ulf Petrusson, Kristoffer Schollin, Gregor Noll (editor), Dr Matilda Arvidsson  and, Jannice Käll – together with Mareike Persson, Erik Björling, Laila Brännström, Moa DE Lucia Dahlbeck, Markus Gunneflo, Kajsa Lindberg, Tormod Otter Johansen and, Elena Raviola.

For more information about the book, click here

EPO case study about Oxeon by Bowman Heiden and Caroline Pamp

The technology transfer case studies illustrate how patents facilitate technology transfer from R&D-conducting organisations and promote market success. The examples cover a range of economic sectors, countries and types of technology transfer. Each case study provides key takeaways for stakeholders in universities, other public research organisations and businesses. Overall, they demonstrate the importance of patents for technology transfer to start-ups, spin-offs and established companies.

A new weaving method using composite material was the basis for the foundation of Swedish start-up Oxeon. IP rights for the technology helped to attract private investment. Oxeon also benefitted from business support from the Chalmers University of Technology entrepreneurship centre. This combination of private ownership and public innovation support led to the commercialisation of innovative textiles in the sports, industrial and aerospace sectors and the licensing of the weaving technology.

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CIP supports the High-growth technology business (HTB) initiative

Follow the High-growth technology business (HTB) initiative, designed for IP and business professionals, sharing expertise and best practices on IP commercialization.

Their mission is to support decision-makers in technology-driven enterprises by sharing how intellectual property can support their business. They focus on IP strategy, operational excellence, financing, and managing various strategic transactions, all underpinned by intellectual assets and best practices in IP management.

Join the Initiative to learn about upcoming events and get access to free training material.