Science, technology and innovation policy

OECD Expert Workshop on Patent Practice and Innovation: Agenda and presentations


About the workshop (pdf)

Workshop summary (pdf)


Thursday, 10 May 2012


12:30-13:45. Networking lunch


13:45-14:00. Opening remarks

Alessandra Colecchia, OECD


14:00-15:30. Session 1: Patent Value    

Chair: Stuart Graham, USPTO

Karine Crepin, Sanofi-Aventis: Valuing patents and IP portfolios: a business perspective 

Alfonso Gambardella, Bocconi University: The value of patent portfolios: number vs. average quality

Mariagrazia Squicciarini, OECD: Measuring patent ‘quality’ and radicalness: new indicators for cross-country evidence

Discussant: Nikolaus Thumm, EPO


15:30-15:45. Coffee break


15:45-17:30. Session 2: Patents and Entrepreneurship

Chair: Dirk Pilat, OECD

Bronwyn Hall, UC Berkeley and UNU-MERIT: Patents and the financing of innovation

Stuart Graham, USPTO: Patenting, entrepreneurship, and the USPTO response 

Marc Lambrechts, Capricorn Venture Partners: Patents and finance: affording patents, attracting investors – a VC perspective

Discussant: Chiara Criscuolo, OECD


17:30-18:00. Summary of first day

19:00. Dinner


Friday, 11 May 2012


Session 3: Patents and Markets

Chair: Fernando Galindo-Rueda, OECD   

Mark Schankerman, LSE: Strategic Patenting and Software Innovation

Martin Bader, University of St. Gallen: Creating a financial market for IPR

Thomas Astebro, HEC: Business partners, financing, and the commercialisation of inventions

Discussant: Laurence Joly, INPI


10:50-11:15. Coffee break


11:15-13:00. Session 4: Patent Aggregation

Chair: Mariagrazia Squicciarini, OECD

Nikolaus Thumm, EPO: Patents and standards

Michael Risch, Villanova Law School: The securitisation of patent portfolios

Pascal Asselot, France Brevets: Building critical mass and mutualising resources to better promote patent rights

Discussant: Benjamin Mitra Kahn, UKIPO


13:00-14:15. Lunch


14:15-16:00. Session 5: Patents and Competition

Chair: Dominique Guellec, OECD

Pierre Régibeau, Imperial College and CRA: IP and competition

Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven: Innovation in EU merger control: walking the talk

Discussant: Jeremy West, OECD


16:00-16:30. Concluding remarks

Patrick McCutcheon, European Commission

Alessandra Colecchia, OECD