EURAS Conference 2014

Once again the European standardization community met at the EURAS conference to discuss recent developments within the field of standardization. This years’ EURAS was held in Serbia under the theme ‘Cooperation among standardisation organisations and the scientific and academic community’. The conference was kindly hosted by the Faculty of Organizational Science of the University of Belgrade which provided plenty of opportunity for discussing standardization issues in Read more

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Chancellor Angela Merkel announces new High Tech Strategy

The 25th version of the 2014 weekly podcast of Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, was dedicated to future technologies and the research and education environment in Germany. Anne-Marie Großmann, researcher at the Chair of Innovation Economics, asked Mrs Merkel about the future for jobs in Germany, the internal competitiveness of German universities and the agenda for future research. Mrs Merkel emphasized that the High Tech-Strategy is now being extended to an Innovation Strategy, which Read more

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2013 Patent Statistics for Decision Makers Conference in Rio de Janeiro

The 2013 conference “Patent Statistics for Decision Makers” in Rio de Janeiro Brazil was a fantastic opportunity for researchers and policy makers to share their knowledge about intellectual property (IP) and to address the IP world of tomorrow. Hosted by the OECD, EPO, WIPO, INPI, and the Brazilian government, the conference covered a broad range of topics: IP strategies, IP and economic performance, patents and human capital mobility, green patenting, patent systems, and the geography Read more

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Standards education essential for the western world to stay competitive compared with Asia

This was a statement at a panel on standards education at the 8th international IEEE-SIIT conference which took place 24-26 September 2013 in Sophia Antipolis, France. The panelists included Yatin Trivedi, Chair of the IEEE Standards Education Committee, Synopsys, US, Dr. Simone Wurster, TU Berlin, Doede Bakker, Leader of the CEN/CENELEC/ESTI Joint WG on Education about Standardisation, BE and Michael Wood, President of Capitol College, US. Panel discussions pointed out the need for standards Read more

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Paris calling – Patent researchers meet at EPIP 2013

This year’s EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property) Conference took place in Paris from September 4th,2013 until September 6th, 2013. The Technical University Berlin was represented by four researchers, namely Professor Knut Blind, Sören Petersen, Jakob Marquard and Julius Rauber. While Mr. Marquard and Mr. Rauber presented a paper regarding the protection instruments for companies’ inventions with a special focus on strategic publications, Mr. Petersen showcased the latest Read more

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IPlytics wins ICT innovation prize 2013

Dr. Tim Pohlmann is currently busy trying to transfer the subject of his doctoral thesis into the business model of his startup IPlytics. The idea is to develop a market intelligence tool that analyzes market developments, technology trends and patenting on a single, unified platform called OpenPSP. The awarding of IPlytics for this year’s ICT-innovation prize shows that this business idea has a lot of potential. Tim Pohlmann together with his team received the award today at the Read more

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Launch of the Global Innovation Index 2013

As part of my six months research stay at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, I had the privilege to work on the 2013 Global Innovation Index. Two weeks ago, on July the 1th, Johnson Cornell University, INSEAD and the WIPO launched together with their knowledge partners Booz & Company, the Confederation of Indian Industry, du and Huawei the sixth edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII). The report was presented by Ban Ki-moon, Read more

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