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.
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
Bowman Heiden recently presented his latest paper on Patent Trespass and the Royalty Gap: The Nature and Impact of ‘Patent Holdout’ co-authored with Professor Nicolas Petit at the Hoover IP2 Conference at Stanford University and the LCII-TILEC Conference in Brussels. The working paper is available here through the Hoover Institute.
Bowman Heiden participated in a panel discussion on Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) at the Intellectual Property Strategy Forum 2017 in London, UK. CIP Advisory Board members Brian Hinman, Bruce Schelkopf, and Ian Harvey also participated as well as ICM alumni, Marcus Malek from Aistemos and Philip Ideström from SAAB. More information on the event is available here.
Ulf Petrusson and Bowman Heiden spoke at the International Symposium for Intellectual Property Management and Open Innovation in Shanghai, China on Friday, April 20 followed by a board meeting with our partner and organiser of the event, Institute for Intellectual Property Management at Zhejiang University. More information on the event is available here.
Today Ulf Petrusson, Director of CIP, spoke on the topic of ” IPR and Technology Transfer in an Open Science context” at the European Commission workshop IPR, Technology Transfer & Open Science – Challenges and opportunities in Brussels. It was followed by a panel discussion on open science and technology transfer, and the incentives for knowledge producers, commercial exploitation in the value chain.
The panel included key representatives of European research organizations, such as IMEC, CERN, EARTO and European Space Agency.
The event is jointly organised by JRC and DG Research and Innovation.
Ulf Petrusson’s latest book Research and Utilization is now availabe in digital format and can be downloaded here.
Bowman Heiden gave a presentation and participated on a panel in the IBC/KNect365 Conference on “Standards Patents and Competition: Law and Litigation” in London, UK. Our alumnus Jimmy Ahlberg, Defensive IPR Strategist at Ericsson, also spoke on the topic of the open source movement.
Ulf Petrusson’s comprehensive manual on IP and the utilization of academic research, Forskning och Nytta, has just been published. It is focused on the role of intellectual asset/property management to facilitate the utilization of academic research and is based on research performed in relation between CIP and Institute for Innovation and Social Change. The goal is to promote an executable framework for analysis of research results and design of utilization strategies, and the framework has been deployed in the development of the innovation system at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, as well as in the graduate courses at Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship.
Bowman Heiden, Deputy Director of CIP, presented together with Roberto Castagno of Nokia, Kim Sibelius of Berggren, and Niklas Östman of Roschier at the IPR University Center seminar on “The Logistics of Ideas” in Helsinki, Finland.
CIP FORUM 2016 has come to an end and we would like to sincerely thank all participants for your intriguing input and active contribution to the discussions on convergence for industry and university. In particular, we give our warmest thanks to our partners for making the event possible. Together the participants have shared innovative ideas, research, and practical experiences from a global perspective, and it has been our delight to see them interact with our students, who have gained valuable insight into the current hot topics of our field. The goal of the event was to provide a comprehensive understanding of the key convergence issues by leading global policy makers, executives, and experts in an open environment where all participants have an opportunity to partake in the dialogue. That goal was truly reached.
We already now look forward to CIP FORUM 2018.