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Did they really patent this use case? – The Lego eco-system

The LEGO group is a Danish toy company, which was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Christiansen. He was a carpenter who initially started with the production of wooden toys for children, but introduced in 1947 the now famous plastic bricks. In 2015 the Gro ...

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Did they really patent this use case? – Example: Streaming industry

The global video streaming market size is expected to reach in 2022 USD 932 billion. The growing fondness towards streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and others can have a tremendous impact on the market growth in the forthcoming year ...

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IP Design is the ticket to the Metaverse’s business models

We’re monitoring patent activity around the Metaverse everywhere around the world. Thereby, it doesn’t matter at all that the metaverse doesn’t exist yet. The Metaverse is a good example of how IP design works. Because IP design is n ...

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Origins of IP Management – Episode 1 „Business Models and the Internet of Things“

In this “Origins of IP Management” episode we want to discuss the Paper: Fleisch/Weinberger/Wortmann: „Business Models and the Internet of Things“, Bosch, Technical Report, 9/2014 Cannot open the video? Please click: https://youtu.be/QHYpyUsDVf0  This ...

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IP strategies for Razor-razorblade from Gillette to Canon and Nespresso: New research project at MIPLM

The Razor and Blade Business Model – also known as the bait and hook business model – is a very well established and famous business model around the world. Companies like Gillette, Canon, Nespresso, and many others have been successfully using it. Th ...

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Patent protected customer experience at NETFLIX and Disney+: New research project at the MIPLM

The increasing focus on the streaming business is paying off for Disney: In the first two quarters of 2021, the group attracted significantly more new subscribers than competitor Netflix. In the highly competitive streaming market, the US entertainmen ...

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Training at Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: How to protect digital solutions for safety and control systems with IP-design

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG was founded by Hermann Pilz in 1948 in Esslingen as a glass blowing workshop. In the next decades it switched to the field of electronic equipment, where it spearheaded the development of industry standards in the safety industr ...

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Worldwide patent surge in assistive technologies: Best practice industry cases in IP-Management at Thyssenkrupp and B. Braun

The ageing of societies leads to a higher number of elderly people requiring some kind of assistive technology. Assistive technology comprises all technologies which support persons with disability in their daily lives. This includes technologies from ...

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Trumpf and Heraeus AMLOY: Two IP strategy pros team up for industrial 3D printing of amorphous metals

3D printing is primarily a digital technology, and as such one of the key drivers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The challenges of the digital economy of the 21st century in the context of the fourth industrial revolution require a constant deve ...

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How to patent positions in digital business eco-systems: Umdasch Venture/Doka case in the construction industry

The building industry is a very traditional and conservative trade. To develop new digital business models the Umdasch Group founded Umdasch Group Ventures, which is an independent company next to the formwork company Doka with the purpose to develop ...

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