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IP, Digital Convergence, and Strategic Partnering by J. Bördin, A. Lindh, and M. Tagscherer


Industrials under digital transformation are facing an increased need for partnering, want to be quick at claiming new white space unlocked by digital, are seeing risks of new entrants/new competition, want to make sure they don’t get locked into the wrong relationships/wrong ecosystem rules etc.

Intellectual Property (in its broad sense, including e.g. data etc) is recognized as a key asset in this play, but internal IP organizations/teams are often not set up to meet the needs of the new digital environment.

A realigned IP capability, closely embedded with the digital business, is the answer.


  • Jens Bördin, CEO Konsert Strategy & IP
  • Anders Lindh, General Manager Global Business Area Analytical, Mettler-Toledo
  • Michael Tagscherer, CTO, G+D Giesecke+Devrient