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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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New article on trade secrets published on the Journal Secrecy and Society by Haakon Thue Lie, Leif Martin Hokstad, and Donal O’Connell

Secrecy and Society is the only journal dedicated to secrecy studies, and this is their special issue on teaching secrecy. The topic is how to teach management of trade secrets, considering counter-intuitive areas such as secrecy being of use in open innovation.

Read Haakon Thue Lie, Leif Martin Hokstad, and Donal O’Connell‘s paper on “Teaching Trade Secret Management with Threshold Concepts.” Access the article HERE.

Upcoming joint seminar: LESI’s Consumer Products Committee and CIP on “Valuation of Technology in Complex Products”

Monday, 15 March 2021
11:00am – 12:15pm (EST) / 5:00pm – 6:15pm (CET)

Join LESI‘s Consumer Products Committee and The Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) for their joint webinar on “Valuation of Technology in Complex Products”.

One question that often arises with consumer devices that incorporate technologies and IP, is how to value those technologies, especially in complex products that incorporate many different high technologies. The panel will look at this question from an economic point of view. Economists, scholars, and thought leaders will share their views and expertise to shed light on a complex and yet important consideration for IP transactions and licensing in the consumer space. Market dynamics and industry practices will be discussed, as well as practical considerations for licensing and tech transfer professionals.

Moderator: Bowman Heiden (Co-Director, Center for Intellectual Property)

– Anne Layne-Farrar (Vice President, Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice of CRA)
– Suzanne Harrison (Founder & Principal, Percipience LLC)
– Nikolaus Thumm (Research Associate, Technical University Berlin)
– Ruud Peters (Peters IP Consultancy B.V. / Former Chief IP Officer & EVP, Royal Philips N.V.)

Read more & register here

CIP FORUM 2020 (virtual) Berkeley: Dec 7th-11th

The CIP FORUM is our flagship event where CIP Partners, colleagues, alumni, and invited guests to gather biennially to address the key industry, university, and policy challenges of the transformation to a knowledge economy. The event has been held on eight occasions since 2001 with the next event scheduled for December 7-11. The focus of the event is on sharing innovative ideas, research, and practical experiences among global actors as we enter into this “Brave New World.”