Industry-oriented research on current topics, such as IP strategies, IP design, protection of digital business models and the use of digital patents, is funded by the Diesel Medal Graduate School.

The dean’s office is made up of the heads of technology from Claas, Festo, Osram, Krones, Schüco, Rittal and Stihl to ensure that the college is anchored in industry. External doctorates at companies are supported as well as assistant doctorates. Once a year, the graduates meet industry representatives at the graduate colloquium to discuss issues and research topics, as well as specific career paths in IP and innovation management.

On this blog, under Career in IP Management, the career options and the international ecosystem around education and training, the jobs and the areas of activity in the professional field of IP management are described. This job description is particularly suitable for career changers without formal legal training, e.g. for patent engineers with at least three years of professional experience, attractive. A doctorate in IP management is possible through the master’s degree at CEIPI (MIPLM). This offers a top opportunity for promotion with a management function in the company. The intensive support from the member companies of the Diesel Board of Trustees, as well as the promotion of research activities in the field by the European Patent Office, shows how great the need for managers in IP management is.