Fraunhofer Institute Management

Congress ‘Patents’ is devoted to the 16th time the current challenges in the management of IP the German industry is a leader in r & d investments in many industries, but it continually faces the great challenge, to protect their know how effectively. Innovative companies put money and capacity in their research and development”, so Cornelia Rudloff Schaffer, President of the German patent and Trademark Office, and patron of the patents 2014″. Without effective protection all this efforts are useless but.” How can the knowledge and technological edge of companies protect sustainable and globally? Answers to these and other questions Congress for IP management in Munich provides the 16 management circle. “On 12 and 13 March 2014 treated the patents ‘ current developments in intellectual property law and successful IP strategy of companies will present. The meeting will be opened by John Mulgrew (Microsoft Corporation), which presents the most recent developments in the field of the troll lawsuits in the United States. Successful IP strategy for the Chinese market are the subject of Dr. Oliver Vera Zeller (Siemens AG) and Matthias Seyboth (MANN + HUMMEL GMBH).

As another focus of Congress puts IP and r & d cooperation in the focus. The contribution comes from Dr. Ralf Ernst Loser and Dr. Matthias Victor (SMA solar technology AG). Stefan Luginbuhl illuminate the current status in terms of EU patent and unified patent court (EADS CTO) and Dr. Kay-Jochen Rinck by the European Patent Office, as well as beat Weibel (Siemens AG), Wulf politely (REHAU AG + Co).

The presentations in the plenary are supplemented by specialized forums, a themes marketplace, and an accompanying exhibition. Fraunhofer IAO award-winning high-performance management systems for annual agenda of patents rights”is the IP management award”, the ILO is awarded by management circle together with the Fraunhofer Institute for industrial engineering. Awarded to companies that in the last years comprehensive improvement measures and a powerful management system for industrial property rights have built up. The IP management award will be awarded to the three best companies. Details of the competition procedure, the team of jurors, as well as the last winners at available on the Internet. The fee for the two-day Congress patents 2014 “VAT amounts to 2.