Cloud Computing Patent Litigation on the Rise

A recent study reveals that US patent litigation on cloud technologies has been increasing by 700% over the past 4 years (figure 1). This drastic surge of litigation was mainly driven by so called PAEs “patent assertion entities”. PAEs purchase patents, e.g. from a bankrupt firm, and then sue other companies by claiming that one of their products or technologies infringes on the purchased patent (figure 2). [caption id="attachment_1094" align="alignnone" width="584"] Figure1: Number of Read more

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Professor Blind and IPlytics CEO Tim Pohlmann discuss at the Standards Your Innovation Bridge Conference in Brussels

  Professor Blind and IPlytics CEO Tim Pohlmann were invited speakers at the first EU Conference On Standards: Your Innovation Bridge hosted and organized by CEN/CENELEC in Brussels. The goal of the conference was bringing together experts from industry, research and policy organizations to explore and discuss the role of standards and patents in research and innovation. Several speakers presented their experiences in linking the patent and standard world to show how each one is 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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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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DIN Gala “Global Factor Standardization 2012”

On November 29th, Sören Simon Petersen was honored with the “Jung Scholar Award” from the German Institute for Standardization for his work on “The Interrelation of Patents and Standards in the Strategic Technology- and Innovation Management”. Mr. Petersen analyzed how companies can use patenting and formal standardization for their technology in innovation management. He showed that patenting and formal standardization can be regarded as complementary instruments and that the Read more

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ITU Patent Roundtable

The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) has for the first time organized a public event to discuss the tensions on the interplay of IPR and standards (ITU Patent Roundtable). The ITU is a UN agency which is among other standard projects responsible for the H.264 video coding standard (MPEG4). The ITU invited all interested parties, mostly from the ICT industry (Apple, Motorola Mobility, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Google, Nokia, Ericsson, etc.) but also from international organizations (EPO, Read more

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7th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association in Leuven

The 7th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association in Leuven, Belgium was an exceptional opportunity for researchers as well as practitioners to present and discuss new insights regarding economic, legal, political and managerial aspects of intellectual property (IP) rights. The chair of innovations economics was strongly represented by Annika Lorenz, Tim Pohlmann, Julius Rauber and Sören Simon Petersen. Annika Lorenz presented a paper in cooperation with Knut Blind and Bernd Ebernsberger Read more

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The use of patents and informal appropriation mechanisms – Differences between sectors and among companies

The Paper “The use of patents and informal appropriation mechanisms – Differences between sectors and among companies” recently published online in Technovation by Peter Neuhäusler deals with the question how different kinds of firms act to appropriate their investments in innovation activities against the background of the newly evolving conditions during the patent surge in the 1990s. Based on a survey of patenting companies in Germany from the year 2002, firms are Read more

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Seminar on Technology Markets, Patent Pools and Standards Thursday August 30th, 2012

The Chair of Innovation Economics at the Technical University of Berlin is hosting a special seminar on Technology Markets, Patent Pools and Standards which will be held Thursday August 30th, 2012 (15:30-17:00), VWS Schleuseninsel, Müller-Breslau Strasse 15, Berlin, Room 128. The seminar takes place subsequent to the doctoral defence of Tim Pohlmann on Patenting and Coordination in ICT Standardization: Empirical Analyses of Essential Patents, Patent Pools, and Standards Consortia, which will Read more

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