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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.

Latest news

PhD student secures Enrichment Placement Award at The Alan Turing Institute

10 October 2022

Congratulations to Max for securing a place on The Alan Turing Institute’s 2022/23 Enrichment scheme. His research focuses on the identification and classification of climate change mitigation technologies from patent data. Further details here .

Frank Tietze becomes President of the EPIP Association

21 September 2022

Following the general assembly at this year's EPIP conference Frank Tietze has been confirmed as the association's new president.

Maximilian Elsen on research visit at ETH Zurich

11 August 2022

Max, who is currently a second year PhD Candidate within the IIPM, is visiting ETH Zurich over July and August to work in the Group for Sustainability and Technology ( https://sustec.ethz.ch/ ). Within his PhD, Max works on a project that researches the sustainability value of firm-level patent portfolios. He works...