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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.

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...

Congratulations

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...