Technologies for IP management
Novel technologies are changing many different aspects of our life and increasingly impact how decisions are made. We are particularly interested in how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning, but also visualization techniques and blockchain with smart contracts may change patent analytics, IP managementand licensing.
Technologies such as AI may support decision making at gates of stage-gate processes, AI may also support the drafting of patent applications and machine learning the identification of potential licensees in other industries and markets, which are usually the difficult unknown-unknowns.
Blockchain, respectively Distributed Ledger Technologies and smart contracts may have applications, such as for automating licensing payments eliminating trust problems, information assymetries, ultimately reducing transaction along complex supply chains and innovation systems.
Our research addresses these and other issues focusing on how novel technologies will shape the future of and “re-invent” IP management and licensing.