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Innovation and Intellectual Property Management (IIPM) Laboratory

Developing an IP strategy can be a difficult task as there is hardly any established approach that supports this process. In this research, we are developing a novel approach to help organisations to develop their IP strategies.


The approach is based on the well-established and widely used roadmapping method. The tool aims to facilitate the development of an IP strategy through a structured, yet flexible process.


The result is a visible strategy that helps communication and consensus building among stakeholders. The process integrates different levels of strategy in order to increase the prospects for better decision-making in support of developing IP strategies.


Please contact us if you like to learn more about IP roadmapping or if you like to use some of our templates: 


This research contributes to a novel IP management tool focusing in particular on the challenges associated with the strategic alignment of IP strategy with overall corporate or business strategy. 


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Related publications:

Tietze, F., Phaal, R., Bluemel, J., & Wang, T. (2022). Roadmapping for formulating IP Strategies. CTM working paper series. Cambridge, UK.

Blümel, J. H., Tietze, F., & Phaal, R. (2022). Formulating IP strategies for service-intense business models: A roadmapping-based approach. World Patent Information, 70.

Wang, T. (2020). Roadmapping for Intellectual Property Strategy Formulation: A Conceptual Framework and a Practical Process. Department of Engineering, Institute for Manufacturing, Innovation and IP Management (IIPM) Laboratory. Cambridge, University of Cambridge. PhD.

Tietze, F. (2019). From innovative ideas to viable businesses: How an IP strategy can help. The Manufacturer. UK: 31-34.

Wang, T., F. Tietze and R. Phaal (2018). Intellectual property strategy development through roadmapping. RnD Management Conference. Milan.

Wang, T., F. Tietze, R. Phaal and N. Athanassopoulou (2017). Roadmapping for Strategic Management of Intellectual Property. RnD Management Conference. Leuven, Belgium.


News & Blog articles

Visit at University of Muenster and Fraunhofer FFB

24 May 2024

Prof. Tietze had the chance of visiting Muenster in Germany earlier this week. During his stay, Prof. Tietze, together with collaborators from Münster, including Prof. Jens Leker and Prof. Simon Lux visited the recently opened “FFB PreFab” at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Battery Cell Production (FFB) . This...


17 May 2024

Congratulations to Jannik Fritz who graduated today with an MPhil. Jannik has complete his MPhil research with the IIPM Lab focused on developing a tool that helps technology ventures developing IP strategies. His research is based on our IP roadmapping work. image.jpg

Welcome to the team

17 May 2024

We are pleased to welcoming David Gross , who has recently joint the IIPM Lab as visitor from RWTH Aachen in Germany where he is currently completing his master studies in production technologies. His research builds on our work of Intellectual Property Risk Management, in particular with a focus on developing a framework...