The MIPLM consists of intensive case study work with cases from European industry. These cases are real IP management situations, where companies look for a new IP strategy and IP management implementation for generating sustainable competitive advantages and business success in their branches and industries. The cases are written based on real projects within these companies, and authors are the heads of IP and C-Level executives of the companies. In the master program the cases are discussed according to the respective skill set and theoretical background for solving the challenges of the companies. The students solve these cases in international groups and receive advisory support. Not only practical IP management skills, but also presentation and leadership skills are trained. The successful participants of the master program will be able to explain their strategies and management initiatives, their organization, and implementation of IP management in every corporate boardroom to C-level executives.

MIPLM provides a unique international education experience in Strasbourg. The lectures are provided by distinctive top-level experts in their field from academia, institutions and industry, from law, economics, management and technology. The experts and the students work closely together during the seminar periods. Exchange of experience and, as a consequence, networking, are common follow-ups. On the blog you can follow the activities of the IP-Management community.

The master studies follow the principle of learning in modules. Knowledge is transferred in a compressed and coordinated form. The entire training comprises a period of six months with monthly lecture weeks parallel to your job. Each lecture week deals with a sperate subject (module). This concept allows the participants to return to their daily work and concentrate on their jobs after having finished each module. The lecture weeks cover a six-day period – from Monday until Saturday. Participants will also receive home-work case studies related to the subject of the respective module. The master studies are held in English. Within the supporting program, dinner with exclusive keynote speakers from industry are organized, with speeches about best practice in IP-Management and related topics.

Single modules are derived from the specific knowledge and skill clusters of the different IP Management functions. Each module represents a seminar to obtain the required qualification for every management function, and for comprehensive IP management by the end of the studies. The studies combine academic knowledge and practical implementation guidelines for IP-Management skills to be practiced in daily work. Lectures and seminars build on business experience, concepts (best practice from industry), and empirically validated knowledge on the different topics. The focus lies on a sound and well-founded discussion about economic causes and effects on business relationships in the various knowledge areas.

Presentations and oral examinations are held within the lectures in the course of the modules. A case study for preparation at home accompanies each module. Written exams are held in the 4th module, oral exams at the end of the 6th module.

Having completed your studies successfully, you will be awarded the academic degree “Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management” (MIPLM, Master (II), equivalent LLM) by the president of the University Strasbourg, with can be considered a prerequisite for a doctoral thesis (depending on the requirements of the university where admission is being sought).

The coverage of the listed topics will depend on the availability of the invited lecturers and accreditation of industrial partners.

Participants are selected for the master program based on their determination to accept challenges and master them successfully. The selection process has two steps. The first step is comprised of your application documents, i.e. application form, certificates and a photo. The second step is the submission of the application to an educational committee.

Module (I) Advanced Strategy Development

Strategy is about winning in IP-based business. It comprises the know-how and know-why of the role of IP for sustained competitive advantages. This requires an understanding of the legal basis of IP, as well as its interaction with strategic concepts.

Find here impressions from CEIPI MIPLM 2018-2019 first module on IP Strategy and Digital Transformation
Find here the case study on the Digital Revolution in Agriculture
Find here the students presentation of their solution to the case study on Smart Farming
Find here the introduction movie to the case study on digital revolution in agriculture

Find here the case study Claas

Module (II) DecisionsThe second module teaches the essence of decision making in IP-based business. For this, comprehensive skills in patent and brand valuation are required, and it involves considerations of the decision environment such as legal aspects and accounting standards. In this module, the students perform valuations on their own.

Find here impressions from CEIPI MIPLM 2018-2019 second module on Decision theory and IP Valuation
Find here the case study on Valuation about horizontal drilling
Find here the students presentation of their solution to the case study on Patent Valuation
Find here the introduction movie about blind spots

Module (III) Implementation and Process ManagementImplementation relates to the integration of IP and innovation to maximize return on investment. Thus, the module teaches participants how to systematically align innovation management to the management of IP.

Find here impressions from CEIPI MIPLM 2018-2019 third module on Innovation and IP Management
Find here the case study on IP Design about digital Eco-System Transformation in Customized Parking
Find here the students presentation of their solution to the case study on Innovation Management
Find here the introduction movie for the individual parking experience cases

Module (IV): OrganizationOrganization in a business context involves the design of organizational structures. In relation to IP management, this requires legal knowledge, including international IP law, contract law and taxation. Accordingly, this module focuses on legal and economic aspects related structural organization, outsourcing, transfer pricing, institutional economics and agile project management.

Find here impressions from CEIPI MIPLM 2018-2019 fourth module on IP in agile Innovation Management
Find here the case study on IP in digital Health
Find here here the students presentation of their solution to the case study on Organization
Find here the introduction movie about diabetes and insulin pumps

Module (V): Leadership and Strategy ControllingThe interdisciplinary and cross-functional nature of IP-Management requires new ways of leadership. Thus, new responsibilities require new processes and incentive schemes. This module will teach participants concepts for leading such change.

Find here impressions from CEIPI MIPLM 2018-2019 fifth module on Leadership in IP Management for the digital era
Find here the case study on agile IP innovation Management with IP Design
Find here the students presentation of their solution to the case study on Agile Innovation Management
Find here the introduction movie for the Hansgrohe case study

Find here the case study Hansgrohe

Module (VI): IP and Business DevelopmentThe management of IP requires an understanding of business models and the industrial setting of the company. Accordingly, this module teaches students how IP can be integrated in business models as well as its role for business development. The module deals with entrepreneurship, open innovation, change management, and IP finance.

Find here impressions from CEIPI MIPLM 2018-2019 sixth module on Business Development for digital Business Models
Find here the case study on Industry 4.0 in concrete engineering
Find here the students presentation of their solution to the case study on Business Development
Find here the introduction movie for the Umdasch Group Ventures/ Doka case study

Find here the case study Umdasch Group Ventures


Hard Facts

Language English
Fee per Certificate 6500 Euro
START January
Duration 6 months from January to June
Prerequisite Minimum of 3 years practical work experience
Target group
Experienced IP practitioners in companies and law firms
Degree Master’s degree of the University Strasbourg, CEIPI
New registrations are possible in September 2023

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