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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

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...