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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.


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.

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.

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.