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Research activities at CIP are focused on the paradigm shift from an industrial to a knowledge economy. CIP Research investigates the structural transformation of industry, universities, and society through an interdisciplinary approach involving scholars and experts in management, economics, law, technology, sociology, and political science. A central theme is the role of intellectual assets, property, and capital in the formation of wealth and welfare in what we term the (control of) knowledge economy.


NTNUs new Pro-Rector for Innovation Thorild Hernes visits CIP in Gothenburg

CIP today welcomed our academic partners NTNU’s new Pro-Rector for Innovation Thorild Hernes to University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. She introduced her thoughts and views on primarily utilization, education and industry collaborations and all three academic partners of CIP exchanged experience and ideas on the topics.

We look forward to further strengthening the collaboration between University of Gothenburg, Chalmer sad NTNU in the CIP platform.

The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) visits CIP

The management team of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) visited CIP today to discuss research, education and collaboration activities in the IP field. CIPs Director Ulf Petrusson is a member of PRV’s advisory board and CIP has for many years had an active dialogue and collaboration with PRV. Focus in this discussion was on topics of niveristy management, innovation informationa and PRV’s increased mission in relation to copyright.

CIP Summit India 2017 – thank you

CIP thanks India Development Foundation, Carnegie India and all collaborators making CIP Summit India 2017 possible. The two days of interesting discussion about India’s innovation and IP system has lead to many new insights that CIP will incorporate into coming activities, such as CIP FORUM 2018.

We are also pleased to have encountered many female professionals in the Indian IP and technology field, and will make sure to include these female leaders in our activities.

CIP Summit India 2017

CIP has just arrived in New Delhi for the CIP Summit India 2017, on the 2nd-3rd November. CIP is honored to arrange the summit in collaboration with India Development Foundation (IDF) and Carnegie India, supported by the Embassy of Seden in New Delhi.

The aim of the current collaborative effort is to contextualize intellectual property debates within the larger narrative of innovation, and to identify policy measures for effective and innovator-friendly outcomes” states Shubhashis Gangopadhyay Research Director os IDF and C. Raja Mohan, Director of Carnegie India. “Therefore, the discussions will be led by a select group of academics, policy makers, and industry representatives from high-innovation settings and sectors. At the end of this workshop, the partners plan to come out with a detailed report capturing the discussions at each session and the policy insights emerging from them.”

Among the participants of the conference we find both academics and industry professionals, such as Kirti Gupta from Qualcomm, Vikas Kathuria from Bennett University, Sheetal Chopra from Ericsson, Avirup Bose from Jindal Global Law School, Rajesh Gokhale from National Institute of Immunology, and Chitra Iyer from Philips.

CIP looks forward to interesting discussions and new insights into innovation process and IP management on the Indian market.

CIP at IP4Business in Tallinn

CIPs Bowman Heiden and Anton Svensson participated in the IP4Business Training Roadshow event the 12th of October in the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Tallinn.

The IP4Business roadshow aims to educate and inspire SMEs, entrepreneurs, inventors, designers, tech transfer professionals and students on how to work with intellectual property and assets to grow. The session was very interesting with a run-down of the IPR helpdesk activities along with a presentation of the Unitary patent and unitary patent court system that is due to be implemented shortly after many years of work.

Heiden held a lecture based on intellectual asset management and the theoretical framework of the three arenas which was followed by a presentation of one of the case studies performed on behalf of the EPO on Skeleton Technologies, an Estonian company developing, producing and selling graphene ultracapacitators. It is an interesting case of one of the first commercialized applications of the “two dimensional” material which enables superior performance to ultracapacitators.

It was a great event and a great opportunity to build on the strong collaboration between CIP and the European Patent Office.

CIP at SNITTS yearly conference Innovation by Collaboration

CIP participates at SNITTS’ (Swedish Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer Support) yearly conference Innovation by Collaboration in Stockholm, to join in the discussions on how to maximize Sweden’s innovation capacity and what best practice cases to be inspired from on both and national and international level.

CIP Deputy Director Bowman Heiden will talk on the first day on the topic “What can we actually accomplish? – a therapy session” where he will bring attention to the value creation of technology transfer.

CIP’s colleague Knut Egelie will also talk on the second day on “The development of the IP and patent landscape for CRIPSR/Cas”.

CIP Research Workshop

Today the CIP Research Worskhop gathers researchers from all three partner universities to Gothenburg, to discuss ongoing and future research in the field of IP. Twenty researchers from University of Gothenburg, Chalmers and NTNU present research in a wide range of topics, from patent litigation, to blockchain technology and cultural commons.

This will be the start of a research seminar series to increase collaboration between the CIP university partners.

CIP at EPIP 2017

CIP is participating in EPIP 2017 on 4th-6th Sep in Bordeaux, France. The theme of the conference is “Claims on Area: The Geography-IT Interface” and focuses on three areas – the globalisation of inventive activities and the role of IP, the geographical evolution of cyber-space, and the law and economics of geographical indications and traditional knowledge.

CIP at CPIP Summer Institute in Beaver Creek, USA

Innovative and Creative IP Commercialization

Bowman Heiden presented as part of a panel discussion on Innovative and Creative IP Commercialization at the CPIP Summer Institute in Beaver Creek, CO, USA. The panelists included Christopher Sabec (Rightscorp), Susan Rohol (Nike), Luke McLeroy (Avanci), Mike Smith (Carnegie Mellon) and the moderator was Michael Risch (Villanova).