OxFirst Free Webinar on IP Management for IFIA Members
IP MANAGEMENT and IP STRATEGY in SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED COMPANIES
Presented by Prof. Yann Meniere, Chief Economist of the EPO, and Dr Pia Björk, Programme Manager at the EPA
January 26, 2018 3:00 PM- 4 PM British Standard Time
What this talk is about
The EPO has produced a series of case studies on European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which are leveraging the power of patents and other IP rights to achieve business success. Twelve SMEs from different countries, operating in different industries and technology sectors and applying different business models, were interviewed about their IP strategies. The resulting case studies illustrate the various ways in which patents can be leveraged to support the development of SMEs in domestic and foreign markets. They also provide detailed information and recommendations on best practices in IP strategy and IP management.
The case studies can be downloaded from the following webpage: http://www.epo.org/sme
About the Speakers
Yann Ménière joined the European Patent Office as Chief Economist in February 2016. He was previously a professor of economics at MINES ParisTech, where he was leading the Chair on “IP and Markets for Technology”. Besides his academic publications, he has prepared a number of policy studies related to patents for the European Commission and other public organisations. He has been teaching the economics of IP at Imperial College, Université Catholique de Louvain and CEIPI.
Pia Björk joined the European Patent Office (EPO) in 1989 as an examiner in the fields of metallurgy and general mechanics. Between 2007 and 2017 she was operational director in the cluster of Pure and Applied Organic Chemistry in directorates dealing with cosmetics and then later pharma (galenics, medical use and biopharmacy). Pia Björk has passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE), worked in the EQE Committee for the opposition paper and has been involved in basic and advanced training of examiners in search and examination. In January 2018 she joined the European Patent Academy
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