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Recent thought leadership articles and point of views

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IP Jobs-to-be-Done
– how a focused, agile and actionable IP strategy impacted business results of three companies
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A missing piece to maximise digital business capability
Strategic planning of data access-, contract- and IP-based control points, and its operational execution (IP StratOps) is an essential mechanism…
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Two-speed IP to keep pace with digital
A dual IP model for industrials under digital transformation – answering the digital business’ urgent IP needs with speed.
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Under the hood of AI
Demystifying how leaders scale value of AI solutions by ensuring seamless data access.
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The winning card in industrial digitalization
Winning in digital ecosystems comes down to using intellectual property to control key positions, build trust, and balance exclusivity and…
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The case for digital IP
Excerpts from Konsert’s digital IP state of play study of large technology companies
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Lessons from the front line of digital manufacturing
Many industrials venture into Industry 4.0 – few succeed. However, global engineering group Sandvik could serve as a blueprint for…
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Maintaining business continuity while reining in IP costs
Making smart and effective IP cost saving decisions to ensure a crisis doesn’t disrupt your business
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Three Key Strategies for Adapting Patent Departments to Agile Innovation Settings
When R&D goes Agile, traditional corporate IP departments struggle to keep up with the new way of working. The reactive,…
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How do you achieve cost control in preparation for an economic downturn?
Interview with Director Thomas Hedberg
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Understanding digital patents
A 3-category model to help ‘non-digital natives’ understand how digital solutions can be patented to support business
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Born from business need
Konsert's CEO Jens Bördin writes about how TD Bank manages the IP business risks and levers that arise with the…
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The digital execution gap
How skills, speed and success bridge the gap between innovation strategy and execution
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IPMS Transformation – 6 Common Pitfalls
Identifying the potential pitfalls while planning your IP Management System journey will help you set a roadmap that is realistic…
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The organisational keys to unlocking your IP value potential
Konsert's CEO Jens Bördin writes that the IP operating model is the key factor that separates the best from the…
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Managing external IP firms – 3 steps to cost and quality success
Three success factors for realizing the desired benefits of partnerships with external IP firms
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5 rules for digital-proofing your technology strategy
To conquer the complexity of the new digital reality, technology strategy development practices must evolve to effectively direct investments and…
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How Purchasing can use IP to Improve Results
Management of IP in supplier relationships holds untapped potential for decreased business risk and substantial cost savings
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Volvo's road to business-driven IP Management
Article on how IP can be used to cost-effectively support growth, competitiveness and profitability across products, supply chain and R&D.
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Intellectual asset management for technology-based companies
An introduction to Intellectual Asset Management methodology and its application for improving competitive advantage and profitability


Discussions, interviews and video recordings

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IP's seat at the leadership table
Excepts from interview with Senior Advisor Anders Lindh, former President at Sandvik AMT
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Innovation frameworks for digital transformation
Full session from IP Tech Summit 2020
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How Sandvik ventured into digital
Case presentation at IP Tech Summit
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Patenting when innovation goes Agile
Konsert's Robin Sparrefors and Karin Lersten share key characteristics of the IP organizations that are most successful in agile innovation…
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Patents as business risk in financial services
Three steps which banks and financial services players should consider to address patents as business risk
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Digital innovation bridge
Skills, speed, success – how bridge organizations fuel the digital innovation pipeline
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Patenting digital innovation – why, what and how
Explore the digital patent categorization framework and how it can be used to patent digital solutions supporting the business
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Digital-proofing innovation strategies
Robin Sparrefors, Director Strategy & IP for business and technology executives, outlines how leaders create innovation strategies that are fit…
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Four pillars transforming the IP function to a strategic business partner
Konsert's co-founder and CEO Jens Bördin discusses the organizational keys to unlocking your IP value potential
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How digitalization and industry 4.0 puts the spotlight on IP management
Konsert’s Director Strategy & IP for IP executives Jonas Lindgren outlines why companies need to worry about IP on their…
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The value of IP in supplier relationships
Thomas Hedberg, Director at Konsert Strategy & IP, outlines why purchasing must partner with the IP organization
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Developing IP Positions for competitive advantage in a convergent world
Culture, partnering and focus - how to win in a converging digital world (from CIP Forum 2016)


Client impact and recent experiences

Business-Driven IP ManagementCasesEurope
Boosting IP efficiency at Infineon
Process review to address efficiency pain points and pave way for IPMS software upgrade
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Tactics for negotiating intellectual property
A client requested Konsert’s support in developing IP negotiation tactics for strategic partnerships within next generation enabling technology areas.
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Development of business-driven IP strategy to support digital transformation
A client in the mining industry requested Konsert's support in developing an IP strategy for future digital offerings, adapted for…
Business-Driven IP ManagementCasesNorthern Europe
Transparency and control of external IP costs​
Cost control for tracking external IP costs and forecasting the annual IP spend​
Digital Technology InnovationCasesNorth America
Adopt practices from digital leaders
Leapfrogging in organizing for digital innovation execution as the industry faces potential disruption from fintechs
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Fueling new innovation pipeline
Overcoming historical truths and political biases, securing cost-efficient access to new technology critical for future business
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Development of digital IP strategy to manage IP risks in relation to new digital platform suite
The client partnered with Konsert to develop a new business-driven strategy framework setting a shared strategic direction for navigating the…
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Technology innovation for industry 4.0
Overcoming digital technology barriers at a traditional and engineering-proud company
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Guiding digital workforce and investments
Future-proofed strategy approach to guide R&D investments and workforce for new digital-enabled services
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Development of corporate IP strategy to support business rationale for a large patent portfolio
A European automotive company was in need of a a stronger business rationale for a large patent portfolio. 
Business-Driven IP ManagementCasesSweden
Supporting a cleantech startup in finding the most lucrative business opportunity
The cleantech startup needed a control and business strategy aimed for growth
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Developing a multi-layered control strategy for an IT-based startup
As traditional non-digital actors started to move into the same business area, the IT startup was in need of a…

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