This year’s IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) conference will be hosted by IP Australia and takes place in Sydney, Australia, 15-16 November 2016.

The IPSDM conference aims to discuss how intellectual property data, statistics and analysis are used and can be used to inform decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, and to identify key information needs and possible shortcomings.
The conference invites submissions on all empirical research relating to intellectual property. Submissions will be particularly welcomed with respect to the following topic areas:
• IP rights and firm performance
• The role and value of trade marks
• Collaboration and IP
• Geographical Indications and Regional IP policies
• IP and start-ups
• IP, trade and global value chains
• IP and the digital economy

Read the call for papers- Papers and abstracts must be submitted by no later than 24 June 2016

Scientific Committee

Submissions will be evaluated by the IPSDM 2016 scientific committee, which this year includes:
• Mark Schankerman, London School of Economics (UK)
• Beth Webster, Swinburne University (AU)
• Reiko Aoki, Hitotsubashi University (JP)
• Yann Ménière, European Patent Office
• Ruud Peters, Philips (NL)
• Rosemarie Ziedonis, Boston University (US)
• Owen Malone, Treasury Wine Estates, IP Director (AU)
• Paul Jensen, University of Melbourne (AU)


For further details, visit the IP Australia conference website

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IP Australia

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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European Patent Office (EPO)

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Japan Patent Office (JPO)

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