The next IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) conference will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, on 14-15 November 2017, 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 edition 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: what 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?

For complete information, visit the official event website at

Call for papers

Researchers interested in the topics listed in the call for papers or in any IP-relevant analytical and/or statistical issue are invited to submit an electronic version of their paper, or an extended abstract of at least three pages, to

Submissions due by 8 July 2017
Notification of acceptance: 20 August 2017
Full papers due by 20 October 2017
Presentations due by 7 November 2017


Registration is open on the official IPSDM site.

Registration fee update: in consideration of the recent tragic events in Mexico, registration fees are being waived for all participants. Those having already paid the fee will be reimbursed.

2017 IPSDM Scientific Committee

  • 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)


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