WIPO and Kellogg School of Management Offer Executive Program on Strategies for Management Of Intellectual Property

Geneva, March 14, 2008

As a response to the growing demand from the business community for executive programs on intellectual property (IP) management, the WIPO Worldwide Academy and the Kellogg School of Management - a leading business school - have teamed up for the second year running to offer the 2008 executive program on "Strategies for Management of Intellectual Property".   This year’s program will be held at the Kellogg Campus in Chicago from June 9 to 12, 2008.  
The course will offer an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of the various strategies and approaches to enable effective development and optimization of a company’s intellectual property assets, to formulate effective IP-focused business strategies and to successfully negotiate IP licensing agreements with business partners. The course is designed to address the needs and concerns of business and legal professionals who are involved in the process of business development and marketing as well as scientists and researchers, technology transfer managers and licensing executives.   To register for the course, please go to https://www.wipo.int/academy/en/execed/sipm/chg_jun_08/index.html.
Leading academics and IP policy-makers from the Kellogg School of Management and WIPO will discuss a range of strategic issues related to IP management.   These lectures will be complemented by special guest experts who will share their insights and practical experience of IP management with the Program’s participants.  
Faculty members include: 
  • James Conley, Professor of Technology, Kellogg School of Management
  • Holger Ernst, Professor and Chair, Technology innovation management, WHU-Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management
  • Thomas Lys, Eric L. Kohler Chair in Accounting, Kellogg School of Management
  • Anil Sinha, Academic Director and Head, Research & Executive Program, WIPO Worldwide Academy
  • Mpazi Sinjela, Dean, WIPO Worldwide Academy 
  • Scott Stern, Research Director, Center for Biotechnology, Associate Professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management
  • Leigh Thompson, J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations, Management and Organization, Kellogg School of Management
  • Sangeeta Vohra, Academic Director; Associate Director and Adjunct Professor, Center for Biotechnology, Kellogg School of Management
 The Program will cover the following themes: 
  • Management of Intellectual Property: The Issues
  • Licensing: Strategic decision making tools
  • Acquisitions and Successful License Agreements: Criteria for decision making, financial methods, due diligence
  • Effective Negotiations to Derive Maximum Benefit from your Assets: Learn how to use negotiating skills to generate cooperation and profits in highly competitive environments using hands-on examples
  • Strategies to Create a Strong IP Management Department: Learn what goals to establish for your department, tools needed from disclosure to patents, patent litigation management with key examples from the industry
  • International IP Trends
  • Patent Protection in Emerging Economies
For more information, please contact the News and Media Division at WIPO:
  • Tel: (+41 22) 338 81 61 / 338 72 24
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