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Innovation and Intellectual Property Management (IIPM) Laboratory

This full eight week module was launched in October 2017. It is available for students attending the Engineering tripos, but also ISMM and PhD students. We believe we are one of the few universities where such dedicated IP management module is available for students. Further syllabus details available here

Aims

The aims of the course are to:

  • the relevance of intellectual property (IP) in today’s technology and business context.
  • how to manage and enforce IP strategically for technology related business problems.
  • the portfolio approach to IP, challenges in IP transactions and open innovation.
  • how to use patent data and analytics to support business related decision making.
  • how to organize for effective IP management.

Objectives

As specific objectives, by the end of the course students should be able to:

  • appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of IP management.
  • understand and apply relevant concepts, frameworks, tools and theories introduced during the module.
  • interact with professionals (managers, R&D engineers, lawyers) in IP related business conversations.
  • understand the opportunities strategic IP management can create to develop and maintain competitive advantage.

News & Blog articles

Congratulations to Max

8 February 2024

And here comes another soon-to-be IIPM alumni. Congratulations to Maximilian Elsen, who successfully completed his viva on Friday, 26th January. In his research he The title of his PhD thesis is "Inventions in Climate Technologies - A Patent Analysis". His research addresses the complexities involved in identifying and...

First IIPM alumni gathering

8 February 2024

Just in time before Christmas, on 12 December 2023 the IIPM Lab hosted its first ever hybrid alumni gathering. It was a great pleasure to see so many former postdocs, PhD students and visitors again and hear their updates on what they are currently doing and where they work. It was very nice to see that several have...

Welcome to the team

8 February 2024

A very warm welcome to Melanie Martini, who joins us from the Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT . Melanie is also a PhD student at RWTH Aachen. Her research focuses on patent data usage for trend analysis. While being in Cambridge we are working together on a project using patent data to identify...