Intellectual property has become a crucial factor and driving force in the knowledge-based economy. Due to digitization, Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence and the digital transformation of business eco-systems, the economic development and competitiveness of companies depends more and more on the generation and exploitation of their knowledge. Intellectual property can convert investment in competitive advantages into economic benefits. Thus, IP-based appropriation strategies form the basis of creating value and beneficial competitive positions for companies to achieve sustainable success with business models and innovation activities.Through industry case studies directly from successful businesses of the European industry, the IP-Management education at CEIPI highlights best practice examples. As only the combination of economic, legal, and technological knowledge and skill fosters the competitive edge of companies in a knowledge-based economy, our IP-Management education uses a holistic approach to provide optimized strategies, which essentially contribute to the creation of value in a company. All programs combine legal, economic, and management sciences, and include lectures from leading scholars in the field of IP Law and Management. The ultimate objective of the course is to qualify experienced IP professionals as practically skilled IP managers, with sound knowledge on value creation in the knowledge-based economy.
The IP-Management program at CEIPI is by far the most successful executive management program in IP in Europe. Management education must change the direction of business practice. Since 2005, CEIPI has offered a comprehensive IP Management education, for which it develops case studies with C-Level executives and heads of IP from industry to prove the success of its methods, skills and knowledge. The participants of the program come from industry, private practice, and institutions from around the globe. We focus on strategic challenges of businesses, concrete implementation and success controlling. Whether our participants are managers from industry, entrepreneurs, start-up fellows or representatives from institutions, we create a unique learning experience for them with integrated legal, economic, and management knowledge and skills, enabling them to come to meaningful decisions.
The IP-Management education at CEIPI is modular, ranging from University Certificates, over the Diplôme Universitaire Intellectual Property Business Administration (DU IPBA), the Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management (MIPLM, Master (II), LLM) to the PhD in IP management. Each University Certificate has independent content, and can be taken standalone in a distance learning course. Taking all eight University Certificate courses together grants the full Diplôme Universitaire and provides the opportunity to start the MIPLM with half the examinations already accredited. The MIPLM focuses on case study work, with examples from successful industries and intense in-class lectures at CEIPI, providing the students with prevailing knowledge from the industry as it happens. Excellent students finishing the MIPLM with a master’s thesis have the opportunity to obtain a PhD in IP-Management at CEIPI.
What participants of IP-Management education at CEIPI say:
Most of the participants being IP experts already have a strong technical and/or legal background. The ‘management side’ of the program focuses on the third major aspect of IP: the importance of strategy which is necessary to get a global understanding of IP and to be able to implement the best solution for you company
Amoury Claudel, European Patent Attorney, SNCF Innovation & Research, Paris, France
Good concept, theoretically well structured. Helps developing my personality, opens new perspectives and gives new insights into developing IP business
Thomas Kretschmer, IP Counsel, Accenture, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
A great experience during the program was the network which was established
Annegret Rangel Vale, IP Consultant, Cascais, Portugal
This vision of IP management is very interesting i.e. use the business model and customer attempt to create an IP reflection. Different case studies exemplify this state of mind
Anne le Gall, Chargée de development des prestations PI, INPI France
Occasion of thinking differently allows to learn a lot on economy and management. Cases of different industries help to create new ideas and perspectives.
Yolande Misseri, Director Business Intelligence and IP, Genicel, France
The content is very relevant. This education is a great opportunity to get in contact with other IP professionals from around the globe and to develop new and worthful perspectives. The program is especially for IP professionals important whose role goes beyond patent filing and prosecution.
Isabella Ferri, Senior Patent Counsel, Solvay SA, Bollate, Italy
It’s an extremely efficient and comprehensive way to get an insight in the newest IP management theories, methods, practical concepts and industrial implementations.
Kamran Houshang Pour Islam, IP Expert, Institut Fédéral de la Propriété Intellectuell IPI, Bern
I really like to learn approaches with concrete applicable concepts, this education with case studies and practical experiences delivers that.
Frederic Sahores, European Patent Attorney, STMicroelectronics SA, Crolles, France
This education is highly relevant for patent attorneys. It provides a profound understanding of the IP economy and helps patent consultants to deliver better services and supporting the clients.
Michael Kirklies, Patentanwalt, KIPAT Patentanwälte, Neu-Ulm, Germany
As a summary: Interesting and useful for my career and for my company. Especially the learning experience with classmates from all over the world was challenging and fruitful. This time was great with an wonderful atmosphere. The lecturers were very well selected.
Idoia Apraiz, Patent Adviser, Technology Transfer Area Manager, Galbaian, Mondragon, Spain
This education is for IP professionals who want to understand more about business strategies and more efficiently communicate with top-level business representatives and C-level executives.
Christiane Marti, European Patent Attorney, Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland
This IP management education provides you with some new tools and insights for your daily IP management work.
Hans Stryckers, IP-Manager, Agfa Graphics
The business aspects are explained very well. This enables IP attorneys to apply a different way of thinking.
Le Chan, European Patent Attorney, ABB Switzerland
Putting back IP strategy in close relation with the business model of the company. Starting from the methodology and define how IP can deliver exclusivity for customer benefit – great learning.
Patrice Monain, Global Head, AVP, Geneeric Medicines Patents, Sanofi Generics
Participants from different industries (excerpt):
The lecturers in the IP-Management education at CEIPI are from: