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8th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association


The Frontiers of IP

Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France
September 5-6, 2013

For registration and programme information, please visit the conference website at

Telecom ParisTech will host the 8th annual conference of The EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property) association in Paris, Sept. 5-6, 2013. Scholars and practitioners interested in the economic, legal, political and managerial aspects of intellectual property rights are encouraged to attend the conference with or without scientific paper presentation.

The conference will explore how Intellectual Property (IP) is related to the scientific and technological frontiers, to geographical frontiers as well as to competition policy or to contract law. Topics of interest include:


Topics of interest include:

  • Patentability subject matter, non-obviousness
  • Allocation of rights in patent pools
  • Standards and pools
  • Open innovation
  • International technology transfer, international issues in IP protection
  • Copyright in the digital era
  • IP and competition policy
  • IP and other incentives to innovate
  • Markets for patents
  • IP and contract law
  • IP licensing
  • Substitutability/complementarity between patents and trademarks
  • IP and science
  • University technology transfer, public-private partnerships


We are pleased to welcome as keynote speakers:

  • Jean Berbinau (Collège de l'HADOPI, France)
  • Carsten Fink (WIPO)
  • Henning Grosse Ruse - Khan (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
  • Dominique Guellec (OECD)
  • Dietmar Harhoff (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
  • Pierre Larouche (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
  • Michael Meurer (Boston University, USA)
  • Keith Maskus (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
  • Damien Neven (Université de Lausanne)
  • Alexander Peukert (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
  • Alain Strowel (Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, Belgium)
  • Andrew Torrance (University of Kansas, USA)
  • Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota, USA)


An international master class will be organized the day before the conference, on Wednesday Sept. 4, with lectures by Pierre Larouche (Tilburg University) and Dietmar Harhoff (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München). The master class is a place of discussion between lawyers and economists. It is open to PhD students and people from the industry or public institutions interested in the multi-disciplinary dimensions of IP.

The conference dinner will take place on Thursday September 5 at 58 Tour Eiffel, on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower.

Articles can be submitted at

We will review extended abstracts but prefer full-length articles.

Deadline for submissions: June 3, 2013
Notification of acceptance:
June 24, 2013

Selected articles will be published in the Proceedings of the conference.

Please send an email to for further details and information.


Scientific committee:

  • Margo A. Bagley (University of Virginia School of Law)
  • Stephan Bechtold (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Iain Cockburn (Boston University, USA)
  • Paul A. David (Stanford University, California, USA)
  • Christoph Grimpe (Copenhaguen Business School, Denmark)
  • Christine Halmenschlager (Université Paris 2, Panthéon-Assas, France)
  • Dietmar Harhoff (INNO-tec, Ludwig-Maximilians Unversität München, Germany)
  • Reto Hilty (Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Germany)
  • Francesco Lissoni (University of Bordeaux IV, France)
  • Myriam Mariani (Bocconi University, Italy)
  • Yann Ménière (Mines ParisTech, France)
  • Alexander Peukert (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
  • Ingrid Schneider (University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Salvatore Torrisi (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Geertrui Van Overwalle (University of Leuven, Belgium and University of Tilburg, the Netherlands)
  • Bruno Van Pottelsberghe (Solvay Business School, Belgium)
  • Georg Von Graevenitz (INNO-tec, Ludwig-Maximilians Unversität München, Germany)
  • Patrick Waelbroeck (Telecom ParisTech, France)
  • Elisabeth Webster (University of Melbourne, Australia)


Conference participation (including conference kit, 2 lunches and coffee breaks)
- Academic participant: 250 EUR
- PhD student: 150 EUR
- Non-academic participant: 350 EUR

Speakers with accepted articles who register before July 22, 2013
- Academic participant: 180 EUR
- PhD student: 110 EUR

International masterclass on Sept. 4, 2013 (including masterclass kit, lunch and coffee breaks; first come first-served basis)
- Academic participant: 400 EUR
- PhD/Master student: 100 EUR

Conference dinner on Sept. 5, 2013 at the Eiffel Tower (including elevator and bus tickets): 100 EUR

These rates are subject to changes. The registration process will start on June 1, 2013.


Related event: "Academic Patenting in Europe" Conference, September 3-4

On September 3-4, Telecom ParisTech will host the final conference of APE-INV, the Research Networking Programme on Academic Patenting in Europe supported by the European Science Foundation, in collaboration with OST (Observatoire des sciences et des techniques, Paris). Attendance is free for all registered participants to the EPIP conference. For further details, including programme and contacts, visit the APE-INV website.


Conference organizer:
Patrick Waelbroeck (Telecom ParisTech, France)

Local organizers:
Christine Halmenschlager (Université Paris 2, Panthéon-Assas, France)
Yann Ménière (Mines ParisTech, France)

For registration, please visit the conrerence website