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Training at Erwin Hymer Group: How to protect app solutions with IP-design

The Erwin Hymer Group is a leading producer of premium recreational vehicles with around a quarter of the European market share in motorhomes, camper vans and caravans. Additionally to the vehicle producers also accessory specialists and rental and fi ...

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The digital value chain, gamification and the role of IP

The value chain was first described by Michael Porter in his groundbreaking book “Competitive Advantage: creating and sustaining superior performance” (Porter, 1998). It describes the primary and support activities which are needed to create products ...

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Change of Patent Infringement Risks by Digital Transformation of Business Models

New research project at MIPLM about smart home appliances and the changing risk exposure due to digital business models: Analysis of the changing patent infringement risk situation in a digital transformation scenario. Currently, the fourth industrial ...

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How to patent digital business models in the renewable energy industry? A case study from MECAL: “When Wind Goes Digital”

New research project at the MIPLM: Digitalization of the wind turbine industry – it continues to grow at rapid speed. Many competitors in the market are promoting new services that come from the interconnectivity and digitalization of individual ...

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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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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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Digital transformation of the paper eco-system: Case study Felix Schoeller Group “A 2000 year old material is being reinvented and becomes smart”

The digital transformation affects all business eco-systems, including the paper industry. The traditional use of paper is being replaced by digital solutions, in newspapers and journals, in computer printouts and in payments: paper is on the decline ...

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Patent strategies in digital farming: Current study on a showcase for Industry 4.0

The approach for Agriculture 4.0 is identical to that of Industry 4.0; in both cases the aim is to intelligently connecting production processes and control them based on real society, customer, and market interests. Under the title “The role of IP in ...

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5G and the Sputnik crisis: The claims for the communication in the Internet of Things have already been staked

The level of dependency on China and Europe regarding 5G has now really been realized by the top of the American government. It is like the Sputnik crisis in 1957. The Russians, who were considered backward, were the first to launch a satellite into s ...

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Patent Strategies for IoT-Based Business Models: A SME Perspective

Digitalization is a game-changer in each and every industry. Sooner or later the business eco-systems underly a digital transformation. This tendency has strong consequences for IP- and especially patent strategies for affected enterprises. In this LE ...

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