Patent Statistics for Decision Makers 2011

Preliminary Agenda as of 11/10/11

Pre-event: Tuesday 15 November 2011

14:00 – 18:00   PatStat Users Group

Global Intellectual Property Academy, Madison Building, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Headquarters

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Day One: Wednesday 16 November 2011

08:00   Registration Opens

Lower Concourse, Madison Building, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Headquarters

09:00 – 09:15   Welcome and Opening Addresses

Dr. Stuart GRAHAM, Chief Economist, USPTO, US

Dr. Mariagrazia SQUICCIARINI, Senior Economist, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), FR

09:15 – 10:15   Panel Session: Internationalization and Patent Strategies
Chair: Carsten FINK, WIPO, CH

Dr. Margaret CLEMENTS, Indiana University, US
The Geography of Academic Patents: A Strategic International Collaboration Network

Dr. Christian HELMERS, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, ES
Is the Dragon Learning to Fly? An Analysis of Chinese Firms’ Patenting Activity in the US

Mr. Jean-Yves LEGENDRE, The L’Oreal Group, FR
The Use of Patent Data in Business Development at L’Oreal

10:15 – 11:00   Panel Session: "The Use of Patent Statistics at Patent Offices"
Chair: Mariagrazia SQUICCIARINI, Senior Economist, OECD, FR

Carsten FINK, Chief Economist, WIPO, CH

Stuart GRAHAM, Chief Economist, USPTO, US

Nikolaus THUMM, Chief Economist, EPO, DE

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee Break (in Foyer)
11:30 – 13:00   Keynote Panel: Understanding the Global Patent and Innovation System
Chair: Dr. Brian WRIGHT, University of California, Berkeley, US

The Honorable David J. KAPPOS, Director of the USPTO, and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property

Director General Francis GURRY, World Intellectual Property Organization

Director Andrew WYCKOFF, Directorate for Science, Technology, and Industry, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

13:00 – 14:30   Lunch
14:30 – 15:30   Panel Session: Patent Data in Corporate R&D
Chair: Jean-Yves LEGENDRE, The L'Oreal Group, FR

Dr. James D. ADAMS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US
Discovery and Invention in Science-Based Firms

Dr. Hans LÖÖF, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, SE
Patent, R&D Strategies and Entrepreneurial Spawning

Ms. Cynthia Barcelon-Yang, Bristol-Myers Squibb, US
The Role of Patent Analysis in Corporate R&D at BMS

15:30 – 16:00   Coffee break (in Foyer)
16:00 – 16:45   Invited Speaker: “Patent Office Quality”
Dr. Bruno POTTELSBERGHE, Free University of Brussels, BE

Moderator: Stuart GRAHAM, USPTO, US

16:45 – 17:45   Panel on Nanotechnology, Innovation, and Commercialization: Learning about a Technology Cycle through Patent Data
Chair: Cynthia YANG, Bristol Myers Squibb, US

Dr. Jan YOUTIE, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
Nanotechnology firms from discovery to commercialization

Mr. Nils NEWMAN, MERIT and Intelligent Information Services Corporation, NL
Patent Overlay Mapping: Visualizing Technological Distance

Dr. Alan L. PORTER, Georgia Institute of Technology and Search Technologies, Inc., US
Tracking emergence of a nano technology – Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs)

17:45   End of Day One
18:00 – 19:00   Poster Session: Academic, Industry, and Government Research on Data, Methods, and the Patent System

Main Atrium, Madison Building, USPTO

18:30 – 20:00   Cocktail Reception:

Sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization
Lower Atrium, Madison Building, USPTO

Day Two: Thursday 17 November 2011

09:00 – 10:00   Panel Session: Understanding Patenting by Academics and Universities
Chair: Mariagrazia SQUICCIARINI, OECD, FR

Mr. Kyriakos DRIVAS, University of California, Berkeley, US
The Role of Exclusive Licensing in Follow-on Research of Academic Patented Inventions

Dr. Lynne ZUCKER, University of California, Los Angeles, US Patent Inventing and Scientific Discovery Synergy: Economic Effects of the Co-Evolution of Universities and Firms

Mr. Ulrich STOLZENBURG, University of Kiel, DE
Scope and Diffusion of Knowledge from German PROs

10:00 – 10:45   Invited Speaker: “Deferred Examination and Institutional Change: Evidence from Japanese Examination Data”
Professor Sadao NAGAOKA, Hitotsubashi University, JP

Moderator: Bruno POTTELSBERGHE, Free University, BE

10:45 – 11:15   Coffee Break (in Foyer)
11:15 – 12:15   Panel Session: Using Data Analysis for Public Policy
Chair: Nikolaus THUMM, EPO, DE

Dr. Andrew CHRISTIE, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, AU
What Difference Does Patent Examination Make?: An Analysis of the Effect of Examination in the USPTO, the EPO and APO

Dr. Benjamin MITRA-KAHN, Intellectual Property Office, UK
A Framework for International Comparisons of Patent Backlogs

Dr. Julia LANE, National Science Foundation, US
StarMetrics: Using Patent Data to Measure Scientists’ Impacts

12:15 – 13:45   Lunch
13:45 – 14:45   Panel Session: Patenting, Trolls, and Thickets – Evidence from the Patent Data
Chair: Sadao NAGAOKA, Hitotsubashi University, JP

Mr. James BESSEN, Boston University, US
The Private Costs of “Patent Troll” Litigation

Dr. Catherine TUCKER, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
Patent Trolls and Innovation

Mr. Yoichiro NISHIMURA, Kanagawa University, JP
An Empirical Assessment of the Effects of Patent Thickets

14:45 – 15:30   Invited Speaker: “Lens or Prism? A Comparative Assessment of Patent Citations as a Measure of Knowledge Flows from Public Research.”
Dr. Wesley COHEN, Duke University, US

15:30 – 16:00   Coffee Break (in Foyer)
16:00 – 17:00   Panel Session: Measuring Patent Value and Markets
Chair: Mr. Jonathan BARNEY, Patent Ratings LLC, US

Mr. Edward J. EGAN, University of California, Berkeley, US
Economic Implications of Patent Citations: Start-up Value & Organizational Form Choice

Michael J. LASINSKI, 284 Partners, LLC, US
Patents in Markets for Technology

Mr. Peter NEUHÄUSLER, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, DE
Patent Information and Corporate Credit Ratings: An Empirical Study of Patent Valuation by Credit Rating Agencies

17:00 – 17:10   Closing Remarks
Dr. Stuart GRAHAM, Chief Economist, USPTO, US
17:10   End of Conference

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