2014 Conference

 

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Day 1, 17th November 2014 - Hotel Okura

 9:00-10:00

Registration

10:00-10:10

Opening Remarks

10:10-10:30

Welcome Address

 

Rintaro Tamaki - Deputy Secretary General,
                            Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Hitoshi Ito - Commissioner, Japan Patent Office (JPO)

10:30-12:00

High Level Policy Panel

Moderator: Dirk Pilat - Deputy Director, Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate,
                                    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

 

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

Yoshitake Kihara - Deputy Commissioner, Japan Patent Office (JPO)

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

Cong Xu - Deputy Commissioner, Patent Office, State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C. (SIPO)

Mark R. Powell - Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation, United States Patent and                                  Trademark Office (USPTO)

12:00-13:00

Lunch break with poster display

13:00-14:45

Session 1: Patent Systems’ Design and Economic Outcomes

Chair: Sadao Nagaoka - Hitotsubashi University

 

Patents and Cumulative Innovation: Causal Evidence from the Courts (see also online appendix)

Alberto Galasso - University of Toronto

Mark Schankerman - London School of Economics

Patent Similarity

Dietmar Harhoff - Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Changing Behaviour: Applicant Sensitivity to Patent Fees

Stuart Graham - Georgia Tech and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Alan Marco - United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Richard Miller - United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

15:10-16:30

Session 2: Knowledge Creation and IP Exploitation

Chair: Elizabeth Webster -  University of Melbourne and IPRIA

 

Knowledge Spillovers from Clean and Dirty Technologies

Antoine Dechezleprêtre - London School of Economics

Ralf Martin - Imperial College and London School of Economics

Myra Mohnen - University College London

Lifting the Veil on Patents and Inventions

Oliver Alexy - Technische Universität München

Paola Criscuolo - Imperial College London

Ammon Salter - University of Bath

Dmitry Sharapov - Imperial College London

Trademark Squatters: Theory and Evidence from Chile

Carsten Fink - World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Christian Helmers - Santa Clara University

Carlos Ponce - Universidad Alberto Hurtado

16:50-18:40

Session 3: Patents Transactions

Chair: Keun Lee - Seoul National University

 

Public Research, Technology Licensing, and IP Commercialization;
Mapping Interdependencies in the Cell Therapy Field

Hsini Huang - National Taiwan University

Simcha Jong - University College London

Patent Thickets and Licensing: Empirical Findings from Japanese Listed Companies

Noriyuki Doi N. - Kwansei Gakuin University

Xingyuan Zhang - Okayama University

The Impact of Technological Distance on M&A Target Choice and Transaction Value

Florian Stellner - Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

The Art of the Possible: Increasing Value of Nascent Technologies using Strategic Disclosure

Tilo Peters - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Vareska van de Vrande - Rotterdam School of Management

Christopher Tucci - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

18:40-20:00

Networking session

Day 2, 18th November 2014 - Hotel Okura

 8:30-9:00

Registration

9:00-10:15

Session 4: IPR in Pharmaceuticals

Chair: Mark Schankerman - London School of Economics

 

Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Innovation: Evidence from TRIPS

Margaret Kyle - Mines ParisTech

Yi Qianz - Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and NBER

Foreign Pharmaceutical Patents in Chile

María José Abud Sittler - Instituto Nacional de Propriedad Industrial (INAPI)

Christian Helmers - Santa Clara University

Bronwyn Hall - University of California at Berkeley and UNU-MERIT

10:30-10:50

Key Note Speech

Hidetoshi Nishimura - Executive Director,
                                    Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

10:50-12:10

Panel: High Level IPR Representatives in Asia

Moderator: Toshiya Watanabe - Professor of Policy Alternatives Research Institute,
                                                      The University of Tokyo,
                                                      Chairman of the Intellectual Property Association of Japan

 

Akira Goto - Professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies,
                     Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo

Qin Yugong - Partner, People’s Republic of China Lawyer,
                       Attorney at King & Wood Mallesons

Narendra K. Sabharwal - Convener Member IPR Think Tank, GOI
                                           Chair of  IPR Committee of Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce                                              and Industry (FICCI),
                                           Former Deputy Director General, 
Cooperation for Development Sector, 
                                            World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Poh Kam Wong - Professor, NUS Business School

Sunhee Yun - Professor, Law School at Hanyang University

12:10-13:00

Lunch break with poster display

13:00-15:00

Session 5: Economics of the Patent Systems

Chair: Adam Jaffe - Motu, Economic and Public Policy Research and Brandeis University

 

Use of Grace Period and its Impact on Knowledge Flow: Evidence from Japan

Sadao Nagaoka - Hitotsubashi University

Yoichiro Nishimura - Kanagawa University

Patent Examination Outcomes in the IP5 offices

Gaétan de Rassenfosse - University of Melbourne

Paul Jensen - University of Melbourne

Alfons Palangkaraya - University of Melbourne

Elizabeth Webster - University of Melbourne and IPRIA

Exploring the Opaqueness of the Patent System – Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Dietmar Harhoff - Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Sebastian Stoll - Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Is the Time Allocated to Review Patent Applications Inducing Examiners
to Grant Invalid Patents? Evidence from Micro-Level Application Data

Michael Frakes - Northwestern Law School and NBER

Melissa Wasserman - University of Illinois College of Law

15:30-17:00

Panel of the Chief Economists

Moderator: Mariagrazia Squicciarini - Senior Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and                                                                                  Development (OECD)

 

Theon van Dijk - Chief economist, European Patent Office (EPO)

Sadao Nagaoka - Economic Advisor, Japan Patent Office (JPO)

Keun Lee - Economic Advisor, Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)

Alan Marco - Chief economist, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Carsten Fink - Chief economist, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

17:00-17:10

Closing Remarks by JPO and OECD

17:10

End of conference

 

 

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