Marcus Holgersson is currently visiting Cambridge University, where he among other things has presented his joint work with Sarah van Santen on IP strategy and its mediator role in the digital business model. The presentation raised a lot of interest among the participants, leading to many new ideas on how to improve the presented paper and continue the research moving forward.
Our researcher Marcus Holgersson is currently hosting the 2019 Berkeley summer program at UC Berkeley. The program admits 35 of our high-performing students in Industrial Engineering and Management at Chalmers, and includes studies at UC Berkeley, visits to tech firms in Silicon Valley, and case projects with startups in the area. The program started a couple of weeks ago, and has already included visits to organizations such as Tesla Motors, Volvo Group, Stanford University, Nordic Innovation House, and ETC Labs, an accelerator for blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies. Much more is to follow! A visit to the baseball game between Oakland A’s and Tampa Bay Rays made a relaxing break after an intense first week. The program runs until mid-August.
In connection to the publication of a new issue of the Stockholm Intellectual Property Law Review, where our researcher Marcus Holgersson serves on the board of directors, a seminar on IP pharma challenges in 2019 was held in Stockholm on June 4, 2019. The seminar covered several important topics, including the use of and uncertainty related to doctrines of equivalents, the opportunities and risks with CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technologies, and branding and trademarking pharmaceuticals. Much more can be read about these topics in the latest issue of Stockholm Intellectual Property Law Review, available here.
The seminar was followed by a dinner, celebrating the recent graduates of the IP Law master program of Stockholm University. We wish the students best of luck with their future careers in the IP Law field.
On May 29 we were happy to host Mingjin Guo from University of Cambridge for a seminar on IP strategy. More specifically, Mingjin presented her PhD research on the coevolution of IP strategy and innovation ecosystems, a topic that is of much interest for our research group (see for example our Long Range Planning publication on this topic here). We thank Mingjin for a very interesting seminar and wish her best of luck with finishing her PhD, before joining Boston Consulting Group in Beijing later this year.
Marcus Holgersson has received the “Teacher of the Year 2018” award from the students of the Industrial Engineering and Management Program for his teaching at Chalmers University of Technology. Marcus teaches courses in Innovation Economics and in Strategic Management and Economics of Intellectual Property. He received the award for his high quality teaching, for his passion for the subject, and for his ambition to make every student understand. He also received recognition for the valuable guest lectures that he organizes.
The motivation follows in Swedish: “Marcus har ett engagemang för sin kurs som smittar av sig på eleverna. Med sin kvalitativa undervisning samt passion för ämnet vill han att alla ska förstå, vilket kommer till uttryck i hans intressanta och inspirerande föreläsningar. Extra plus för de relevanta och givande gästföreläsningar han erbjuder studenterna att ta del av.”