Programme, papers and presentations

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017


Welcome and opening


Keynote: Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Secretary of Economy, Mexico


Panel 1: IP Office Perspectives on the Digital Economy


Moderator: Mariagrazia Squicciarini, Senior Economist, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation


Juan Carlos Reyes García, Consejero Adjunto de Consulta y Estudios Constitucionales de la Consejería Jurídica del Ejecutivo Federal

Konstantinos Georgaras, Director General Corporate Strategies and Services, CIPO

Miguel Ángel Margáin, Director General, IMPI

Edward Elliott, Attorney Advisor on Patent Policy, USPTO


Session 1: International Trade and IP Patterns 


Chair: Keith Maskus, University of Colorado

“Intellectual Property-related preferential trade agreements and the composition of trade”

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Keith Maskus, University of Colorado
William Ridley, University of Colorado

“Patents, trade and foreign direct investment in the European Union”

Antoine Dechezleprêtre, OECD
Damien Dussaux, London School of Economics
Keith Maskus, University of Colorado
Yann Ménière, EPO
Ilja Rudyk, EPO
Cristina Rujan, EPO

“The impact of international patent systems: Evidence from accession to the European Patent Convention”

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Bronwyn Hall, University of California
Christian Helmers, Santa Clara University

“A worldwide patent citation network”

Andrew Torrance, University of Kansas
Jevin D. West, University of Washington



Keynote: Screening for patent quality - An economic framework for policy analysis

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Mark Schankerman, London School of Economics


Session 2: IP Protection and Trade Secrets


Chair: Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University

“Copyright enforcement in the digital age: Empirical evidence and policy implications”

Brett Danaher, Chapman University
Michael D. Smith, Carnegie Mellon University
Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University

“Protecting innovation through trade secrets and patents: Determinants for European Union firms” 

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Nathan Wajsman, EU IPO
Francisco Garcia-Valero, EU IPO

“The Defend Trade Secrets Act at one: An empirical study of the first year of litigation under the DTSA”

David Levine, Elon University School of Law
Christopher Seaman, Washington and Lee University

”Keeping a secret: Evidence from process and product innovation”

Bernhard Ganglmair, University of Texas at Dallas
Imke Reimers, Northeastern University



Session 3: Trademarks and Market Value


Chair: Claudia Gonzalez Brambila, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

“Are we running out of trademarks?  An empirical study of trademark depletion and congestion”

Barton Beebe, New York University
Jeanne C. Fromer, New York University

“Submarine trademarks”

Carsten Fink, WIPO
Andrea Fosfuri, Bocconi University
Christian Helmers, Santa Clara University
Amanda Myers, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office

“Market value before and after the global financial crisis”

Georg von Graevenitz, Queen Mary University
Antanina Garanasvili, Padua University


Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Keynote: Roberta S. Jacobson, US Ambassador to Mexico


Panel 2: Technology Transfer and IP: Challenges and Opportunities


Moderator: María Teresa Eljure, Head of Trademarks and Other Distinctive Signs Department, Arochi & Lindner


William Henry Lee Alardín, Vice-Chancellor for Science, UNAM

Ken Doyle, Executive Director of Tech-Access Canada

Silvia Patricia Mora CastroMSC, Tecnológico de Monterrey


New Global Trademark Database

Benjamin Mitra-Kahn, IP Australia


Session 4: Innovation and Knowledge Integration


Chair: Alberto Galasso, University of Toronto

“The diffusion of new institutions: Evidence from renaissance Venice’s patent system”

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Stefano Comino, University of Udine
Alberto Galasso, University of Toronto and NBER
Clara Graziano, University of Udine and CESifo

“Transition towards a green economy in Europe: Innovation and knowledge integration in the renewable energy sector”

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Chiara Conti, Sapienza University of Rome
Maria Luisa Mancusi, Catholic University Milan
Francesca Sanna-Randaccio, Sapienza University of Rome
Roberta Sestini, Sapienza University of Rome
Elena Verdolini, Fondazione CMCC and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan

“Innovation, appropriation and new firm formation in related industries in European regions”

MichaƂ Kazimierczak, EU IPO
René Belderbos, KU Leuven
Micheline Goedhuys, UNU-MERIT

“International competition and invention quality: Evidence from Swiss firms”

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Mark Thompson, Austrian Patent Office
Martin Wörter, ETH Zürich



Session 5: Firms and Markets


Chair: Mark Schankerman, London School of Economics

"Does winning a patent race lead to more follow-on innovation?”

Neil Thompson, MIT
Jeffrey Kuhn, UC Berkeley

”The market for standard-essential patents”

Justus Baron, Northwestern University
Laurie Ciaramella, Mines ParisTech

“Transfer of patent ownership in Japan: First look at its incidence and economic roles”

Sadao Nagaoka, Tokyo Keizai University
Yoichiro Nishimura, Kanagawa University

”The market for technology: harnessing creative destruction”

Pere Arqué-Castells, Northwestern University
Daniel Spulber, Northwestern University



Session 6: IP Office Efficiency


Chair: Andy A. Toole, USPTO

“PatentsView: A Data Visualization and Analysis Platform”

Andy A. Toole, USPTO

“Knowledge spillovers and learning in the workplace: Evidence from the U.S. Patent Office”

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Michael Frakes, Duke Law faculty
Melissa Wasserman, University of Texas at Austin

“Fasten your seatbelts! Can the patent prosecution take your application down the fast lane?”

Vanessa Behrens, Centre for European Economic Research
Dirk Czarnitzki, Centre for European Economic Research
Andrew Toole, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

“Discrimination against foreigners in the patent system: Evidence from standard-essential patents”

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Gaétan de Rassenfosse, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Emilio Raiteri, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Rudi Bekkers, Eindhoven University of Technology