Why patent strategy MUST be rooted in economics

Just in case it has slipped your mind: Patent strategy must always be rooted in economics. I’d love to share Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Wurzer’s recent IP Management Nugget, which is a great reminder that a smart patenting approach requires identifying the...
Can an AI be an inventor?

Can an AI be an inventor?

Or is the real question: Should an AI be an inventor? Maiwald’s Simon Lud argues that artificial intelligence systems should be granted legal personality. I’m leaning towards a different approach: I very much enjoyed Beat Weibel’s pragmatic point of...
No patents for computer games? Look closely!

No patents for computer games? Look closely!

Did you know that Clash of Clans and Hay Day generated €2 million in revenue a day in 2013 for Finnish mobile game development company Supercell? And would you have thought that Supercell has 180+ published patent documents? I’ve looked through some of them in...
The 5 layers of value creation for IoT business models

The 5 layers of value creation for IoT business models

How come that two companies with the same target use case can have fundamentally different patent portfolio strategies? In this video, Prof. Alexander Wurzer explains a useful layer model to understand how companies can create value in Internet of Things environments....