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Conferences and events on patent statistics


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OECD work on patent statistics


Past events

Conference on Patent Statistics for Decision Makers
28-29 November 2012, OECD Conference Center, Paris, France
Organised by the OECD and EPO, in cooperation with Eurostat, JPOKIPONSF, USPTO and WIPO

This conference presented the latest empirical evidence relying on patent statistics and to discuss findings with decision makers from both the private and the public sector.


Conference on Patent Statistics for Decision Makers
Alexandria, Virginia (USPTO), 16-17 November 2011

Organised by the
 USPTO, in cooperation with the OECD, EPO JPO, and WIPO.

This conference explored advances in the analysis of patent information in the context of the changing legal, economic, competitive and technological landscapes. It was aimed at reaching subject-matter experts, statisticians, researchers and analysts working in the fields of innovation, patents, and science and technology policy. Further information about the conference are available here.


Conference on Patent Statistics for Decision Makers
Vienna, 17-18 November 2010
Organised by the  EPO and the OECD,
in cooperation with 
DIME Network of Excellence EPIP, Eurostat JPO NSF USPTO and  WIPO

The goal of this conference was to discuss advances in the analysis of patent information in the context of the current economic landscape, and in light of changes within the patent system and its use by applicants. The conference aimed to bring together the latest thinking on issues relevant to companies and policy-makers. Click here for the programme.


Conference on Patent Statistics for Decision Makers
Vienna, 7-8 October 2009

Organised by the EPO and the OECD,
in cooperation with DIME Network of ExcellenceEPIP, EurostatJPONSFUSPTO and WIPO

The conference brought together the latest thinking on issues relevant to companies and policy-makers. The conference emphasised how patent data can be used in: decision-making about R&D investments; assessing the competitive environment of certain technologies; formulating policy reform for the system in order to adapt it to a changing economic environment.
Click here to read the programme and the call for papers.


Workshop on Trademarks and Trademark Data
Paris, 16-17 July 2009
Organised by  Inno-tec and the OECD, in cooperation with the  EPIP Association and the  Strike network

This workshop is intended to bring together researchers interested in empirical and theoretical research on trademarks and brands, as well as in legal analysis of trademarks. Among the topics to be discussed are the value of trademark protection, the use of trademarks as indicator of innovation, the strategic effects of trademark use and brand building, and the normative goals of trademark law.
The call for paper is available here. Click here to access to the conference website.


Conference on Patent Statistics for Policy Decision Making
Vienna, 3-4 September 2008
Organised by the EPO and the OECD, in cooperation with DIME Network of ExcellenceEurostatJPONSFUSPTO and WIPO

The goal of this conference was to reflect recent advances in the area of analysis with patent statistics. It aims at gathering original analytical investigations, which build on recent data and address policy relevant questions in the areas of innovation and S&T, such as the diffusion of technology, patenting activity by universities, and links between technology, entrepreneurship and markets. 


Workshop on Harmonisation of Applicants’ Names in Patent Data
Paris, 13 March 2008
Organised by the OECD

Attributing a patent to the individual entity which own them is a key step in many statistical and analytical work using patents. The purpose of the workshop was to exchange experiences on the harmonisation of applicants’ names in patent data and to promote convergence and co-ordination to make datasets compatible across countries and endeavours. The agenda, summary record and presentations are available here.


Conference on Patent Statistics for Policy Decision Making
Venice, 2-3 October 2007
Organised by the OECD and the EPO

Gathering and interpreting patent data is of critical importance to policymakers, statisticians and analysts working on innovation and related polices. This conference discussed the latest tools available for providing patent statistics, for example databases which match companies with inventors, provide licensing information, index scientific publications or provide technological classifications. The programme and abstracts of the presentations are available here.


Workshop on Patent Statistics for Policy Decision-Making
Vienna, 23-24 October 2006
Organised by the EPO and the OECD, with the support of the ECJPONSFUSPTOWIPO

The conference featured presentations of state-of-the-art patent statistics: new databases, indicators, and policy-oriented analysis making use of patent statistics. A broad range of experts from Europe, Japan and the United States, from academia, from patent offices and from international organisations participated in the workshop. The programme and presentations are available here.


Workshop on the Use of Patent Statistics
11-12 October 2004
Organised by WIPO and the OECD, with the support of the ECEPONSFJPO and USPTO

The workshop focused on both empirical analysis and statistical issues, covering the following themes: spillovers and diffusion of knowledge ; value of patents ; new ways of using patent data to address policy issues ; forecasting patent data ; future developments regarding patent data and indicators. The programme and presentations are available here.


Workshop on Statistics in the Patent Field
18-19 September 2003
Organised by WIPO and the OECD

The workshop provided an opportunity to bring together producers and users of patent statistics to discuss the current state of the art in patent statistics, identify and discuss user needs and determine how the quality and availability of statistics could be improved to better meet user requirements. The programme and presentations are available here.


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