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Agile Development of a Global IP Department by C. Mohr and T. Stjernberg

Agile Development of a Global IP Department

Tore and Christian share and discuss insights from their exciting journey of how the global IP department of Electrolux went agile during the COVID summer of ’21.
It was a journey of ups and downs, moments of joy and despair, which they share together.
And it started with a lot of learnings and continued with a lot of failure and happy little accidents – both being part of the concept.

Allowing, – No, embracing (!) failure as a concept was vital for their agile initiatives to continuously improve the mindset, the organization itself, the creation of IP awareness, and the development of their patent strategy.
They share insights into agile project management, and how they apply it, but more importantly, they discuss controversially the ups and downs during this exciting journey that is ongoing and transforms the mindset of their global patent department.

Speakers:

  • Christian Mohr, Electrolux
  • Tore Stjernberg, Electrolux

From research to high-growth technology businesses by T. Bereuter, I. Rudyk, J. Stampfl, J. Ceulemans

Description

Using an illustrative technology transfer success story powered by IP in additive manufacturing, we will explore how intellectual property management can support company creation and add value to your business from a strategic perspective.

The European Patent Office (EPO) has produced a series of studies on technology transfer journeys which were facilitated by the power of patents and other IP rights to achieve market success. The studies also illustrate how young university spin-offs have developed the IP management capabilities they need, and how they are using IP strategically to their competitive advantage.

Lithoz and Cubicure are two businesses analysed in the very popular EPO Innovation case study collection. They showcase the journey from successful research projects to high-growth 3D printing businesses, describing how their IP strategies evolved throughout different phases of their development. As computer-implemented inventions (CII) are at the core of 3D printing technology, the latest insights into the patentability of CII and AI will demonstrate how emerging technologies can be protected to create a sustainable competitive advantage for businesses.

Speakers

  • Thomas Bereuter, EPO, Programme Area Manager, Innovation Support, European Patent Academy
  • Ilja Rudyk, EPO, Senior Economist
  • Jürgen Stampfl, Cubicure, Managing Director and Chief Science Officer (CSO)
  • Judy Ceulemans, EPO, Senior Expert, Patent examiner

The Diversity Pledge: Why, What, and How? by S. Harrison, S. Frank, and K. Soler Riba

Description

Innovators of all types have shaped many aspects of the world throughout the centuries. However, findings by WIPO and leading researchers show some groups remain severely under-represented in many areas of intellectual property use. All of the data suggests that the world has missed out on millions of inventors. Maintaining a technical and innovative edge is vital for success in the marketplace and for global economic and technological success. For individual companies, more innovation can lead to increased market share, customer acquisition, employee retention, and more.

Increasing Diversity in Innovation is the first step in reaching these goals, and the time for action is now. The Diversity Pledge is a commitment to working to understand and address the issue of underrepresented inventors. The pledge is currently signed by many of the world’s largest companies and innovators.

Speakers

  • Suzanne Harrison, Percipience LLC, Principal
  • Scott Frank, AT&T Intellectual Property, President & CEO
  • Karla Soler Riba, CIP, Head of Operations | DEI Advocate

Company Experiences Running Diversity Programs by S. Harrison, J. Chan, and J. Mulgrew

Description

Innovators of all types have shaped many aspects of the world throughout the centuries. However, findings by WIPO and leading researchers show some groups remain severely under-represented in many areas of intellectual property use. All of the data suggests that the world has missed out on millions of inventors. Maintaining a technical and innovative edge is vital for success in the marketplace and for global economic and technological success. For individual companies, more innovation can lead to increased market share, customer acquisition, employee retention, and more.

Increasing Diversity in Innovation is the first step in reaching these goals, and the time for action is now. The Diversity Pledge is a commitment to working to understand and address the issue of underrepresented inventors. The pledge is currently signed by many of the world’s largest companies and innovators.

Speakers

  • Suzanne Harrison, Percipience LLC, Principal
  • Jeremiah Chan, Meta Platforms Inc., Director and Associate General Counsel, Head of Patents, Licensing and Open Source
  • John Mulgrew, Lenovo, Chief Patent Counsel

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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