The 2017 IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) conference took place in Mexico City, Mexico, on 14-15 November, co-organised by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the OECD.

The IPSDM conference aimed to discuss how intellectual property data, statistics and analysis are used and can be used to inform decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, and to identify key information needs and possible shortcomings. The 2017 edition discussed the latest empirical evidence based on IP statistics and analysis related to:

  • IP and the digital transformation of economies and societies
  • IP, big data and artificial intelligence (AI)
  • IP and Industry 4.0: what role?
  • IP valuation and IP transactions
  • IP and trade: the role of intellectual property in global value chains
  • Trade secrets and IP: which relationship?
  • IP bundles, strategic behaviours and competition in global and digital markets
  • The economic impact of IP system harmonisation
  • Patent policy optimisation: which incentives? Which tools?

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2017 IPSDM Scientific Committee

  • Iain Cockburn
    Boston University (United States)
  • Alberto Galasso
    University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Claudia Gonzalez Brambila
    Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Mexico)
  • Dietmar Harhoff
    Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Germany)
  • Keith Maskus
    University of Colorado (United States)
  • Mark Schankerman
    London School of Economics (United Kingdom)
  • Rahul Telang
    Carnegie Mellon University (United States)
  • Catherine Tucker
    MIT Sloan School of Management (United States)


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