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Innovation and Intellectual Property Management (IIPM) Laboratory

Technologies for IP management

Novel technologies are changing many different aspects of our life and increasingly impact how decisions are made. We are particularly interested in how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning, but also visualization techniques and blockchain with smart contracts may change patent analytics, IP managementand licensing.

Technologies such as AI may support decision making at gates of stage-gate processes, AI may also support the drafting of patent applications and machine learning the identification of potential licensees in other industries and markets, which are usually the difficult unknown-unknowns.

Blockchain, respectively Distributed Ledger Technologies and smart contracts may have applications, such as for automating licensing payments eliminating trust problems, information assymetries, ultimately reducing transaction along complex supply chains and innovation systems.

Our research addresses these and other issues focusing on how novel technologies will shape the future of and “re-invent” IP management and licensing.

Latest news

Open innovation: Solving IP challenges for SMEs

26 February 2022

The recent addition of The Manufacturer features an article summarizing the key results from our recent POINT project for the European Commission, particularly EISMEA (European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency). The article addresses the needs of SMEs, particularly when it comes to the IP related challenges...