Measuring the value of IPR: theory, business practice and public policy Bologna, Italy - 24-25 September 2009 Call for papers - Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 30, 2009
One of the greatest challenges for business practitioners and policy-makers today is to converting ideas and intangible assets into economic wealth, and to translate innovations into higher levels of welfare. In particular, issues of IP (intellectual property) are becoming a key element to management of innovation, given the continuous change and the rising level of knowledge intensity of economic activities.
The conference aims to stimulate the scientific and policy debate on current controversial IP topics, such as the validity of different methods for assessing the value of IP, from patents to trademarks, the obstacles to the development of efficient markets for technologies, the costs of strategic patenting and patent litigation, and IP policy harmonization across countries. These are key issues in the economics and management of IP whose profound understanding still entails much theoretical and empirical work. From this perspective, we aim to stimulate and collect novel theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented works with different approaches, from quantitative to qualitative, in-depth case studies.
Papers are invited on the following themes:
Inventors surveys and the economic value of IP
Accounting for IP assets: methodological, managerial and institutional issues
Differences and similarities amongst different types of IP: patents, copyright, trademarks
IP exploitation strategies: factors that influence the use and exchange of IP
Cumulative technical change, technical standards and strategic patenting
Antecedents and consequences of expanded IP enforcement in subject matters like biotech, software, and business methods
IP, open innovation and the emergence of new business models
IP and entrepreneurship: does a strong IP regime spur or hamper creative destruction and new entry?
IP and the finance for innovation: what is the signalling value of patents and other IP to financial institutions?
Evolution of the national and transnational IPR regime, and the implications for technology transfer across regions
Legal protection of inventions, and the linkages between innovation policy and competition policy
Scholars, business practitioners, consultants, and policy-makers dealing with intellectual property rights from different economic, legal and managerial perspectives are encouraged to attend the conference with or without paper presentation.
Alison BRIMELOW, EPO, President (to be confirmed) Bruno CASSIMAN, IESE Business School, Spain Lee FLEMING, Harvard Business School, United States Michelle GITTELMAN, Rutgers Business School, United States Bronwyn HALL, Univ. of California at Berkeley and Univ. of Maastricht, United States/ The Netherlands Dietmar HARHOFF, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany Keld LAURSEN, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Robert MERGES, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, US (to be confirmed) Nikolaus THUMM, Chief Economist, European Patent Office, Germany Reinehilde VEUGELERS, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Susana BORRÁS, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Paul A. DAVID, Stanford University/Telecom-ParisTech and l'Ecole Polytechnique, United States /France Dominique FORAY, EPFL, Switzerland Alfonso GAMBARDELLA, Bocconi University, Italy Paola GIURI, University of Bologna, Italy Bronwyn H. HALL, University of California at Berkeley/University of Maastricht, United States / The Netherlands Dietmar HARHOFF, Ludwig-Maximilians Unversität München, Germany Reto M. HILTY, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Universities of Munich and Zurich Peter LOTZ, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Jacques MAIRESSE, CREST-ENSAE/University of Maastricht, France/The Netherlands Pierre MOHNEN, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands Federico MUNARI, University of Bologna, Italy Enrico SANTARELLI, University of Bologna, Italy Maurizio SOBRERO, University of Bologna, Italy Salvatore TORRISI, University of Bologna, Italy Xavier VENCE, Universidad Santiago de Compostela, Spain Reinhilde VEUGELERS, K.U. Leuven, Belgium Bruno VAN POTTELSBERGHE, Solvay Business School, Belgium Gertrui VAN OVERWALLE, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Bertrand WARUSFEL, Université de Lille II, France
Alfonso GAMBARDELLA, Federico MUNARI, Salvatore TORRISI
Submission procedure / guidelines
The following guidelines must be followed when submitting an abstract: