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5G campus networks and IP: What are the real costs for industrial users?

Since the German Federal Network Agency started the application process for local 5G campus networks in November 2019, there has been an increasing number of reports about companies that have been allocated the corresponding local frequencies. There, ...

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Special Issue of les Nouvelles with the European Patent Office on Patent Strategies for SMEs with new MIPLM Case Studies on Industry 4.0

SMEs are a backbone for innovation in Europe. However, many SMEs lack a patent strategy – a phenomenon which has received much scrutiny. The European Patent Office has initiated a project to reveal SME patent strategies and document them for learning ...

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European Commission’s Anticipation and Guidelines for SEP Licensing Practice

While the patent policies of standard developing organizations (SDOs) are majorly for standard setting processes, the European Commission (EC) released a guideline for standard-essential patent (SEP) licensing practices on 29 November 2017.

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Sharp rise in industry 4.0 patent filings at EPO: 54% growth in three years

The European Patent Office (EPO) released its new study Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the inventions behind digital transformation in December 2017. Based on the patent data of EPO and the expertise of the examiners the study analyzed ...

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MIPLM cooperation with Japan Patent Office: Lecture on IP and M&A

Together with the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Master Program for Intellectual Property Law and Management (MIPLM) developed teaching material on the issue of IP strategies and M&A.

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Climate protection in the construction industry: The Schöck Isokorb® with the 360​​° IP strategy

Schöck Bauteile is an expert in heat and sound insulation. The thermal insulation elements from Schöck set standards in the construction industry with their physical properties. In order to keep the competition at a distance and to be as exclusive as ...

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Digital revolution in agriculture: Claas shows how the right IP-Strategy makes Digital Farming a success story

Europe’s market leader in agricultural engineering, the company Claas from Harsewinkel, has successfully faced the change in agricultural machinery technology. With sales of 3.8 billion €, Claas is one of the leading companies in their industry ...

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Smart home security market is growing: ABUS develops IP strategy

As the “Brand of the Century”, the ABUS brand stands for German quality in security technology, as well as for innovation and design. This is what the awards from Abus in recent years stand for, e.g. the “Most Innovative Brand Award” and the “Red Dot ...

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Smart Factory: IFM develops IP strategy for innovative sensor technology

When developing the next generation of optical sensors, IFM, a leading company in sensor technology, integrated its innovation and IP management in order to support the strategic goals, to focus more on IP activities and, last but not least, to make s ...

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