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CIP at IPBC 2017 in Ottawa

IPBC 2017 – Meeting the Convergence Challenge

IPBC 2017 follows up on the CIP FORUM 2016 theme of convergence, and CIP is in Ottawa to partake in the interesting discussions. Bowman Heiden moderates the session on policy priorities, focusing in the central role of IP in innovation processes in technology convergence, and how it increases in relevance in policy making.

The sessions speakers are:

  • Bruce Berman, Chair, Centre for Intellectual Property Understanding
  • Konstantinos Georgaras, Director general, corporate strategies and services, Canadian IP Office
  • Malcolm T Meeks, Vice president and patent director, France Brevets
  • Mark Schaan, Director general, marketplace framework policy branch, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Master’s student graduation

Master’s students from the educations supported by CIP are graduating and we are proud to see them moving on to new adventures and exciting future careers. We wish them the best of luck and look forward to keeping them close and bringning them back to participate in our activities.

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Photos: cffc.se

Master’s thesis presentation days

The students in the master’s programmes supported by CIP presented their master’s thesis work during June 8th-9th and we are proud of the exciting work they have performed on interesting and relevant topics relating to IP, technology development, entrepreneurship and business development.

The theses presented were:

  • Trade Secret Management in Growing Small Businesses – Stephanie Regner
  • Industry 4.0 – Nora Frostbrink
  • Intellectual Drivers of Private and Software-Based Open Innovation – Cecilia Johansson
  • Defining Characteristics and Means of Technology Transfer Practices in Four European Union Universities – Roberto Perez
  • The Transfer of Intellectual Assets in an Open Innovation Environment and the Value this Creates for SMEs – Rebecka Johansson & Christoffer Dall
  • Diversity in Boards of Directors as a Source of Intellectual Capital – The Case of Swedish Startups – Karla Soler Riba & Camila Florez
  • Operating Companies Against Startups – a Study of the US Patent Litigation Landscape – Fredrik Johansson & Christian Birch-Jensen
  • Evaluation of a Machine Learning System for Patent Classification – Carl Dernestam Jansson
  • Rebadging as a Strategy to Reach New Customers – Wesley Overklift
  • Strategic Analysis of Value Estimation of an Early Stage Product – Malin Kjällström
  • Utilization of Databases Created in University Research Projects – Christopher Nävås
  • The Effect on Biotech Companies by the Recent Judicial Changes in Patent Law – Isabella Carlsson
  • Open Source Licensing within Life Science – Daniel Fathi Najafi
  • Domain Names – Protection, Effective Eemedies and Business Relevance – Viktor Möller