Jonas Ehrnsperger has joined CTM as a first year PhD Student, under the supervision of Dr Frank Tietze. Jonas has obtained his Masters degree in Technology Management from the University of Stuttgart and his Bachelors degree in Patent Engineering from the Technical University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden. In addition to his studies, he worked in various patent and R&D departments, including BMW, Daimler and Fraunhofer IAO.
His doctoral research concentrates on Open IP strategies for emerging technologies. The purpose of this project is twofold: First, to develop practical decision frameworks, methods and tools that help firms to decide whether to adopt OpenIP-approaches and select the most appropriate type on the one hand and how to respond to OpenIP-approaches on the other hand. Second, to better understand OpenIP-strategies and their consequences on R&D Management and technology diffusion as well as their societal impact. The project aims to recognize, why OpenIP-strategies are employed and which, by whom and how these strategies are utilized.