The 2017 IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) conference will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, on November 14-15, co-organised by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the OECD.

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 2017 IPSDM conference will discuss the latest empirical evidence based on IP statistics and analysis related to:

  • IP and the digital transformation of economies and societies
  • IP, big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • IP and Industry 4.0: which role?
  • IP valuation and IP transactions
  • IP and trade: the role of intellectual property in global value chains
  • Trade Secrets and IP: which relationship?
  • IP bundles, strategic behaviours and competition in global and digital markets
  • The economic impact of IP system harmonisation
  • Patent policy optimisation: which incentives? Which tools?

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee of the 2017 IPSDM conference features:

  • Iain Cockburn, Boston University (United States)
  • Alberto Galasso, University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Claudia Gonzalez Brambila, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Mexico)
  • Dietmar Harhoff, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Germany)
  • Keith Maskus, University of Colorado (United States)
  • Mark Schankerman, London School of Economics (United Kingdom)
  • Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University (United States)
  • Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan School of Management (United States)

Call for papers

The call for papers for the 2017 IPSDM conference is now available. For further information, go to the Paper submission page.


For further details, please visit the conference website at :


Organised by:

Canadian Intellectual Property OfficeInstituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentUnited States Patent and Trademark Office

In Co-operation with: