Getting Management Attention for IP: Idea Generation, IP Campaigns, Training, Incentives and Gamification for and of IP


“Getting Management Attention for IP: Idea Generation, IP Campaigns, Training, Incentives and Gamification for and of IP”

Webinar - 6 November 2018 12.30

The topic

Getting management attention for IP will be explained by a set of actions that range from idea generation, IP campaigns, IP training, incentives for IP to finally gamification of IP.

The webinar will cover experiences at thyssenkrupp (an international engineering conglomerate with 40 bn EU revenue, 150.000+ employees and 600 group companies in 80+ countries of the world):

  • Idea Generation: here we will discuss methods like idea harvesting, TRIZ workshops, workaround ideas, key buying factor IP workshops, generating IP for service businesses and industry 4.0/digitalization
  • IP Campaigns: activation of all employees in all functions will be described by setting up global campaigns in different media, prioritization of messages, targeting also specific groups beyond R&D
  • IP Training: here we will cover all kind of IP trainings from reading competitive patents and writing invention reports for engineers to IP strategy development and operative IP decision making for managers
  • Incentives for IP: in order to fulfill the requirement of giving an incentive for IP which is timely, globally somewhat unified, but also fulfilling German inventor remuneration law we will give an update how we are currently implementing such a system globally
  • Gamification of IP: here we will describe our Lego game in order to educate (management-) teams in creating inventions, writing invention reports, filing them, observing competitors IP and litigate IP cases, we conducted this game with various teams within and outside thyssenkrupp on all continents already

The speaker

Stephan Wolke is Head of Intellectual Property & Services, Corporate Function Technology, Innovation & Sustainability at ThyssenKrupp, an EIRMA member since 1972.

To Register

Send an email to Carine Ternest (

This webinar is reserved exclusively to EIRMA member



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