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Jan 28

Distinguished Speaker Series: Patent protection for digital solutions

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Patent protection for digital solutions
with Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Wurzer, Director IP Management Education at CEIPI


Join the webinar “Patent protection for digital solutions”, co-organized by the TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center and the TU Wien Service Group for Patent and License Management. In this webinar, you will find out more about how to patent typical software innovations and how to design digital use cases in order to make them patentable.


About this event

In the last decade the digital transformation changed the global economy so profoundly that the most valuable companies are not fossil fuel companies anymore, but digital companies such as Apple, Google or Amazon. But it also offers broad opportunities for small companies and startups to embrace the chances of the digital transformation. This is also reflected in the number of patent applications for technologies of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) that grew rapidly in the last decades. The EPO identified a 1400% growth of international patent families since 2000.

Especially technology transfer from universities and researchers with an entrepreneurial spirit have today the chance to bring digital and data-driven research to the market and make a difference in society. But to make the economic success sustainable, it is important to learn how to patent typical digital business objects like digital use cases, user and customer journeys or apps. In this webinar, you will learn with best practice examples from the European industry on how to design digital use cases to make them patentable.


About the speaker

Alexander Wurzer is Professor at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle, CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg, where he is responsible for all academic IP management training programs which are summarized in the IP Business Academy. Prof. Dr. Wurzer is Head of the Steinbeis Transfer Institute for Intellectual Property Management of the Steinbeis Academy and he is Managing Partner at WURZER & KOLLEGEN GmbH. Alex is Chairman of DIN committees DIN 77006 for quality in IP management and DIN 77100 for patent valuation. He is a member of the Board of the German Institute of Invention e. V. (D.I.E.) and Spokesman of the Board of Trustees awarding the Rudolf Diesel Medal, the oldest innovation award in Europe. He is also a jury member for the 2018 German Innovation Award of the German Design Council. He is a Fellow at the Alta Scuola Politecnica in Milan / Turin Polytechnic and a Member of the IP Assessment Expert Group of the European Commission and a member of the high-growth technology business initiative of the European Patent Office.


About the Distinguished Speaker Series

The Distinguished Speaker Series, organized by the TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center (i²c), is all about exchanging knowledge among the most innovative ecosystems in the world. Each time, a world-renowned speaker is invited to share profound insights and engage in thought-provoking discussions around innovation.


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January 28, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am

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