Welcome to the podcast that unveils the stories behind intellectual property.

We interview the innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs; but also the IP disseminators that found the way to bring patents, copyrights, design rights, trademarks and other IP rights, closer to people that can benefit from this knowledge.

You are about to discover these stories and experience IP from a whole different perspective.

"I get a lot of fulfilment out of helping people and knowing that my research is useful" - Interview with Dr. Hayleigh Bosher

We had a chat with Dr. Hayleigh Bosher, an internationally published legal academic, speaker and legal consultant specialising in intellectual property, media and entertainment law. She is Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean (Professional Development and Graduate Outcomes) at Brunel University London, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property, Policy and Management, blogger for the specialist IP blog The IPKat, Deputy Editor of the European Trade Mark Reports, and founder of the World IP Women (WIPW) network. She holds a PhD in Copyright Law from Bournemouth University, under the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award. We talked with her about how IP works in the real world, about the music industry and the things she's proud of. We had a great time during this interview! (and you can tell).

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"SMEs need to understand just how powerful they are" - Interview with Joff Wild

Joff Wild is a journalist who has specialised in covering IP since 1992. During that time, he has written for a number of IP-focused titles, as well as publications such as The Times, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. He founded IAM in 2003 and was its first editor, before becoming editor-in-chief of the IP and Data Division of Globe Business Publishing and then Law Business Research, a post he held until the end of 2022. Now retired from full-time work, he writes a weekly column for IAM and does IP-related consultancy work.

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"Don't be afraid of failing" - Interview with Diana Pani (World IP Day Special)

In this episode we talk with Diana Pani. She is a VP Wireless Standards with InterDigital. Diana leads the 3GPP 5G/NR RAN and Core Network (SA/CT) Standards and has more than one hundred of issued US patents. We talked with her about the importance of being in a place where you learn everyday, about her passion for engineering and innovation, and her experience as vice-chair for the 3GPP RAN sessions working on 5G. This episode is part of our Word IP Day special, that this year is about ‘Women and IP: Accelerating innovation and creativity’. To honour such an important subject, we have interviewed four successful women inventors with extensive IP knowledge.

"You don't need to be a genius to be an inventor" - Interview with Yufei Blankenship, PhD (World IP Day Special)

In this episode we talk with Dr. Yufei Blankenship. She is a Principal Researcher of Standardization with Ericsson. She has more than 200 issued US patents. In 2020, she was named an “Inventor of the Year” by Ericsson for her work with 3GPP 4G and 5G standards. We talked with her about the importance of contributing to the next little step towards a big breakthrough.

"Competition is good for inventors” - Interview with Dr. Lola Awoniyi-Oteri (World IP Day Special)

In this episode we talk with Dr. Lola Awoniyi-Oteri, Principal Engineer within the wireless R&D at Qualcomm. She is currently working in 5G technologies standardization as well as research of the next generation (6G). We talked, amongst other things, about the ways technology can improve our lives, how to leverage your situation as a minority in the STEM industries and how competition is good for inventors.

"IP is like the yin and the yang for an entrepreneur” - Interview with Dr. Sheryl Genco (World IP Day Special)

In this episode we talk with Dr. Sheryl Genco. She is VP CTO of Advanced Technology Group at Ericsson. Before, she was Senior R&D Manager at Honeywell Quantum Solutions. We have talked with her about education, the importance to stand on the strength of your work and ability, and how intellectual property is the foundation for any company to move forward. "I love learning, I love engeneering and I love working with people on top problems"