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IP Strategy Thyssenkrupp – Interview with Dr. Stephan Wolke

In the weekly IP business talk on LinkedIn the topic of the 17th of February was the IP strategy at Thyssenkrupp. The talk started with an introduction of a case study example from the stair lift business of Thyssenkrupp, which is also part of the IP ...

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The inverted firm, licensing programs and the changing role of IP

The way how companies generate value changed a lot during the last decade due to the power of the digital transformation and the emergence of digital platforms. Those platforms are driven by network effects, where each network partner creates value in ...

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Fleet management at Hilti – A case study on digital business model transformation and the role of IP

Kleenex is synonymous with paper tissues, Aspirin with pain killers, Scotch with adhesive tape, and BIC with correction pens. In fact, these brands have lent their names to entire product categories, evoking direct associations with quality and functi ...

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The changing role of IP in business eco systems: Case study Signify

The role of IP and with it IP strategies have shifted dramatically during the last decades. Today, IP is in many cases not used anymore to keep potential competitors out of the own market. In the contrary, IP is licensed out to other companies to help ...

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Connected Car and IoT in danger: Daimler receives the next injunction

Now Daimler received the fourth patent injunction in only three months for its connect car concept. This time the regional court in Munich says that the carmaker must buy operating licenses from Nokia to use mobile communication technology in its vehi ...

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Millennium Falcon shoots down Millennial Falcon trademark

In a case decided under the ACR (Accelerated Case Resolution) regime at the TTAB (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board) Lucasfilm’s opposition against “Millennial Falcon” was sustained for live entertainment and production services. The Board said that Mi ...

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Job offer at Claas – Patent attorney with focus on electronics

CLAAS is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of agricultural engineering equipment. Their modern harvesters, tractors, balers, and farming information technologies help to serve the rising demand for food, energy, and commodities. Also, the IP wo ...

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MIPLM 2019-20: 6th module on how to develop digital business models that can be patented

Advances in digital technologies have led to the emergence of new business models that potentially challenge the status quo of many industries. The business models of companies such as Netflix or Tencent have already created measurable changes for the ...

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Follow-up to the webinar with University College Dublin: „ Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy“

At least one third of all inventions are digital, according to data from the European Patent Office. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important to learn how to patent digital business objects from use cases, user and customer journeys to apps and di ...

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Webinar with University College Dublin: IP protection for digital solutions from apps to business models – Case study LUQEL

At least one third of all inventions are digital, according to data from the European Patent Office. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important to learn how to patent these kinds of digital business objects from use cases, user and customer journeys ...

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