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CIP builds, maintains and manages networks of international leaders and experts in the field of knowledge-based business from industry, academia and public actors. These networks supports and interacts to the furthest extent possible with all activities promoted, supported, coordinated or managed by the center and the CIP platform. CIP has an industry partner program with key actors such as Philips, Ericsson and Nestlé, collaborating on multiple levels of education and research activities.


High-growth technology business forum – IP strategy and management

After an overwhelming interest in the High-growth technology business (HTB) forums, we want to inform you about a remaining forum in 2023 which will feature a leader from deep tech business and an international panel of experts to discuss how businesses can leverage IP for growth. The forum is jointly organised by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI).

Leaders from deep tech businesses will present their online live case studies and discuss them with an international panel of experts. The forum will emphasize the perspective of IP strategy and management.

The dedicated one-hour live-case studies will be followed by an optional one-hour ‘meet-the-speakers’ session.

Mark your calendars and register now for this valuable and informative experience: 

IP strategy and management: 30 November, 10.00-12.00 hrs (CET)

For a detailed overview of the agenda and speakers, and to register for the forum for free, please visit the links provided above. To access the case studies from previous forums, visit the recordings on

LES Young Members Congress

Two generations of ICM alumni, Björn Johansson Heigis and Marta Sadriu, discuss the Data Act and European Data Strategy at the LES Young Members Congress (YMC) Pan-European Conference held in Stockholm at Rochier.

CIP FORUM Overtime

The first episode of CIP FORUM: Overtime will tackle Employee Inventorship and Compensation in the Knowledge Economy, featuring Sanna Wolk, Raymond Millien, Anne-Mari Lummevuo, and Peter Thornquist.

The webinar will take place on Nov. 27th for CIP Partners. The presentations by the speakers will be recorded and made available afterward.

Our partners at Konsert – Intellectual Property Challenges in the Sustainability Transition

Watch our partners at Konsert outlining the challenges IP managers face in the sustainability transition. As the societal need for rapid diffusion and scaling of green innovation continues to increase, IP has a critical role to play to:

  • support collaborative development of sustainability innovations;
  • support setup and governance of sustainability-focused business ecosystems; and
  • enable new green business models

To take on this role, IP departments must find ways to evolve their capabilities in relation to both IP strategy and operations. At the top of the list: achieving a close integration of IP into the business-strategic dialogue.

Watch Filippa Plate and Jonas Lindgren at Konsert talk about it here.

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.

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.