2015 Conference


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EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE, Rennweg 12, 1030 Vienna - room 348

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 12:00

Introduction to PATSTAT

13:00 - 17:00

PATSTAT user day

HOTEL SAVOYEN VIENNA, Rennweg 16, 1030 Vienna 

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:20

Welcome and opening addresses

Raimund Lutz, Vice President, European Patent Office

Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director, OECD, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

09:20 - 10:50

Session 1 – IP commercialisation and markets

Chair: Anne Layne-Farrar, Northwestern University School of Law and Charles River Associates

Patent rights and innovation by small and large firms
Alberto Galasso, Mark Schankerman

The time lag in university technology transfers – a micro-level licensing data analysis
Dolores Modic, Maryann P. Feldman, Javier Changoluisa

Transfers of patent ownership in the European system: the case of medical instruments
Laurie Ciaramella, Catalina Martinez, Yann Ménière

10:50 - 11:20

Coffee break and poster display

11:20 - 13.15

Session 2  – Patents in bio and pharma

Chair: David Hsu, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

Creation, development and commercialisation of radical innovation in biotechnology:
the role of small firms, large firms and universities
Ashish Arora, Manuel Gigena, Reinhilde Veugelers

The effects of restrictions on secondary pharmaceutical patents
Bhaven Sampat, Ken Shadlen

The effect of intellectual property rights on domestic innovation in the pharmaceutical sector, Simona Gamba

The importance of intellectual property rights in patent licensing
Ayfer Ali
, Iain Cockburn

13:15 - 14:30


14:30 - 16:00

IP user and industry panel - Integrated IP Management

Moderator: Herbert Bauer, Principal Director, European Patent Office

Ingrid Baele, Head of Business Management & Offices, Intellectual Property & Standards, Philips Group Innovation

Gerhard Bauer, Chairman BUSINESSEUROPE Trade Marks & Designs Working Group

Peter Berg, Chief IP Counsel, Dräxlmaier Group

Nick Finnie, Head Legal Operations and IP Management, Head of Corporate Patents, Novartis International AG

Beat Weibel, Senior Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, Siemens AG

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee break and poster display

16:30 - 18:00

Session 3 – Patent markets and agents

Chair: Mark Schankerman, London School of Economics

The effect of patent litigation and patent assertion entities on entrepreneurial activity
Catherine Tucker

Defensive and assertive acquisition services in the market for patents
Charlène Cosandier, Henry Delcamp, Aija Leiponen, Yann Ménière

The NPE: benevolent middleman or stick-up artist?
David Abrams, Ufuk Akcigit, Gokhan Oz

18:00 - 20:00

Cocktail reception at the hotel 

HOTEL SAVOYEN VIENNA, Rennweg 16, 1030 Vienna 

08:45 - 10:30

Session 4 – Patent System Design 

Chair: Stuart Graham, Georgia Tech

The causal effect of including standards-related documentation into prior art:
evidence from a recent EPO policy change
Rudi Bekkers, Arianna Martinelli, Federico Tamagni

Information constraint of the patent office and examination quality:
evidence from the effects of initiation lag
Sadao Nagaoka,  Isamu Yamauchi

Patent office cohorts
Michael Frakes, Melissa Wasserman

Claim length as a value predictor and as an outcome measure of patent examination
Yoshimi Okada, Yusuke Naito, Sadao Nagaoka

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

High-level policy panel - International Harmonisation of IP Systems

Moderator: Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director, OECD, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

Masayuki Koyanagi, Deputy Commissioner, Japan Patent Office (JPO)

Joon Seok Lee, Deputy Commissioner, Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)

Raimund Lutz, Vice President, European Patent Office (EPO)

John Sandage, Deputy Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

He Zhimin, Deputy Commissioner, State Intellectual Property Office P.R. China (SIPO)

12:30 - 13:45


13:45 - 15:15

Session 5 – Innovation Policy

Chair: Reiko Aoki, Kyushu University

Patent boxes design, patents location and local R&D
Annette Alstadsæter, Salvador Barrios, Gaetan Nicodeme, Agnieszka Maria Skonieczna, Antonio Vezzani

R&D tax incentives and the emergence of trade of ideas
Simon Bösenberg,  Peter Egger

Do fiscal incentives for research increase innovation? An RDD for R&D

Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Elias Einiö, Ralf Martin, Kieu-Trang Nguyen, John Van Reenen

The economic impact of innovation patents
Matthew Johnson, Benjamin Mitra-Kahn, Adam Bialowas, Bradley Man, Peta Nicholson, Sasan Bakhtiari

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 - 17:30

Session 6 – IP economic performance

Chair: Aija Leiponen, Cornell University

What do firms know? What do they produce? A new look at the relationship between patenting profiles and patterns of product diversification
Giovanni Dosi, Marco Grazzi, and Daniele Moschella

How do patents shape global value chains? International and domestic patenting and value-added trade
Nikolas J. Zolas, Travis J. Lybbert

Measuring technological novelty with patent-based indicators
Dennis Verhoeven, Jurriën Bakker, Reinhilde Veugelers

The bright sides of financial derivates: options trading and firm innovation
Iván Blanco, David Wehrheim

17:30 - 17:50

Closing remarks

Richard Flammer, Principal Director, European Patent Office

OECD representatives (tba) 


  • Measuring patent quality in international comparison – index development and application to China
    Philipp Boeing, Elisabeth Mueller
  • Development of new statistics on Korea’s intellectual property rights trade balance and key finding
    Jongpil Park, Jungtae Choi, Juyeon Lee
  • The regional structure of technological innovation
    Dion R. J. O’Neale, Shaun C. Hendy
  • Secondary patents associated with high-cost drugs in Australia
    Chris Dent, Andrew Christie, et. al.
  • Patent data and policy recommendations: the case of photovoltaics
    Stephan B. Bruns, Martin Kalthaus
  • Cognitive distances in prior art search by the triadic patent offices:
    empirical evidence from international search reports
    Tetsuo Wada
  • What determines international and inter-sectoral knowledge diffusion?
    An analysis based on patent citations, technological distance and spillovers
    Florian Seliger
  • A patent search strategy based on machine learning for the emerging field of service robotics
    Florian Kreuchauff, Vladimir Korzinov



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