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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.

Increasing Diversity in Innovation – Capturing America’s Lost Inventors — Virtual Conference July 26-29

Findings by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and leading researchers show that women, people of color, and veterans are significantly underrepresented as US patent inventors. All of the data indicates that the US has missed out on millions of inventors, impacting national innovation and economic growth.

On July 26-29, the US Intellectual Property Alliance and UC Berkeley will host a virtual conference bringing together the USPTO, corporate legal teams, innovators, industry associations, and key stakeholders across the country to focus on increasing engagement of underrepresented inventors.

Seats are limited so register now 

Confirmed partners include:
– Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR)
– Intellectual Property Owners (IPO)
– National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
– Santa Clara University High Tech Law Institute
– McDermott Will & Emery

CIP FORUM 2021 (hybrid) Göteborg: Dec 9th-11th – in collaboration with Volvo Group

CIP is happy to announce CIP FORUM 2021 – Paradigm Shift, which will be held in collaboration with Volvo Group on December 9-11 in Göteborg.

Building on the theme of a Brave New World, we will explore the impact of fast-paced technological change on the integrity of the IP system and the role of IP management, in particular, the impact of the rapidly developing capabilities of artificial intelligence.

The hybrid event will be run both virtually and in-person (fingers crossed). If you have any questions please contact Bowman Heiden or Karla Soler Riba.

Upcoming seminar by IPR University Center “SEPs – what should the EU do?”

Bowman Heiden, Jorge L. Contreras, Steve Faraji, Sonja London, and Matthias Zigann will be speaking at the upcoming seminar by IPR University Center “SEPs – what should the EU do?”

How should the EU facilitate the licensing of SEPs? This seminar addresses the challenges that SEP licensing currently faces in the EU and beyond and the means by which the EU could seek to resolve the issues through its policy actions. It evaluates the current initiatives put forward and considers how the European Commission, national courts and the CJEU can facilitate the licensing of SEPs in a way that secures innovators incentives to innovate and effective access to SEPs by implementers.


17.00 – 17.05 Opening of the seminar

17.05 – 17.25 A Policy Governance Framework for SEP Licensing – Private vs. Public Ordering
Co-Director Bowman Heiden, Center for Intellectual Property, CIP

17.25 – 17.45 Anti-suit injunctions
Professor Jorge L. Contreras ,University of Utah

17.45 – 17.55 Break 

17.55 – 18.15 Approach of German courts
Presiding Judge Dr.  Matthias Zigann,Regional Court of Munich I

18.15 – 18.35 Prepared comments to all three presentations
Licensing Executive Sonja London, Nokia
Chief IPR Policy Manager Steve Faraji, AUDI

Presenters’ responses 

Questions and comments from the audience and replies of presenters

19.00 Closing of the seminar 

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Demi Ibrahim

FALL 2020

Company: RPX Corp.

Location: San Francisco, USA (Remotely)

Time period: September – December 2020

My name is Demi Ibrahim and I graduated recently from UC Berkeley with a Master of Engineering in Bioengineering. During my time at Berkeley, I learned about IP analysis, strategy, and commercialization. I was fortunate enough to have been able to apply what I learned in an academic setting to my work experience at RPX. RPX specializes in patent litigation and acquisitions for their clients to help mitigate and manage any potential future litigation risks.

During my internship, I focused on the medical device industry and researching their patent landscape and litigation activity to see if this is a market that RPX should explore. This first required creating an extensive list of medical device companies and cross-checking their litigation history and frequency using RPX’s analytical tools. From this, I analyzed the top companies in this space experiencing the most litigation and came up with a recommendation for RPX whether or not it would be beneficial to enter the medical device space.

My experience at RPX is something I will be forever grateful for, and I wouldn’t have been able to have such an opportunity if it wasn’t for what I’ve learned from my advisors at my time in Berkeley.  I learned so much through my internship at RPX that I will use as I start my career and beyond. I encourage anyone who is interested in IP strategy to find ways to learn more about the industry and get involved.

If you have any questions regarding my experience or just curious about the IP space, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!



• Suzanne Harrison, Principal, Percipience
• Dan McCurdy, CEO, RPX


• Joff Wild, Editor, IAM Magazine

• Charlotta Ljungdahl, Head of IP, ABB
• Kent Richardson, CEO, RichardsonOliver Insights
• Keith Bergelt, CEO, Open Invention Network
• Ruud Peters, CEO, Peters IP Consultancy



• David Teece, Professor, UC-Berkeley; Chairman and Principal Executive Officer at Berkeley Research Group


• Nicolas Petit, Professor, EUI

• Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google
• Rima Alaily, Deputy General Counsel — Competition Law Group, Microsoft
• Kirti Gupta, Vice President, Technology & Economic Strategy, Qualcomm
• David Teece, Professor, UC-Berkeley; Chairman and Principal Executive Officer at Berkeley Research Group