1st Annual Conference of the EPIP Association

Economics, Law and Policy of Intellectual Property

The EPIP Association will hold its 1st Annual Conference on Sept. 7 and 8, 2006 in Munich. The following Issues will be addressed:

  • the interdisciplinary analysis of IP administration, institutions, and practice in Europe and other regions
  • comparative analysis of national and international institutions and practice
  • examination of the relationship between legal and economic approaches to IP
  • new findings and approaches to policy-relevant legal and economic analysis of IP
  • metrics for IP quality and business use
  • empirical analysis of legal and business practices in IP
  • evaluation of the benefits, costs, and risks of IP protection, enforcement, and defense
  • market-based mechanisms for managing IP rights
  • relationship of IP to other means of promoting innovation
  • accommodation of legal regimes and practice to different technologies, market conditions, and political values
  • institutional capacity and the use of economic information in European IP administration, adjudication, and policy development

Keynote speech by Mr. Alain POMPIDOU, President, European Patent Office

Invited speakers

Alison BRIMELOW, President Elect, EPO – Paul DAVID, Oxford University, UK – Jean-Christophe GALLOUX, Université Paris 2, France – Bronwyn HALL, University of California at Berkeley, USA – Reto HILTY, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Germany – Laurent MANDERIEUX, Università L. Bocconi, Italy – Mark SCHANKERMAN, London School of Economics, UK – Alain STROWEL, Université de Liège, Belgium  Michel Vivant, University of Montpellier, France


Scientific Committee

Susanna BORRAS, Roskilde University, Denmark Dominique FORAY, CDM, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, SwitzerlandAlfonso GAMBARDELLA, Università L. Bocconi, ItalyRachel GRIFFITH, IFS and University College London, UK Dominique GUELLEC, OECD Bronwyn HALL, University of California at Berkeley, USA Dietmar HARHOFF, INNO-tec, Ludwig-Maximilians-Unversität München, GermanyBrian KAHIN, University of Michigan, USA – Peter LOTZ, Copenhagen Business School, DenmarkJacques MAIRESSE, CREST-ENSAE, France Pierre MOHNEN, UNU-MERIT, University of Maastricht, NetherlandsBruno VAN POTTELSBERGHE, EPO Xavier VENCE, Universidad Santiago de Compostella, Spain – Reinhilde VEUGELERS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium Bertrand Warusfel, University of Lille, France

Important information

Conference Venue:               Munich - European Patent Office

Conference Fee:                    150.00 €

The conference fee includes all conference materials, lunches, the conference dinner and a one-year membership fee for the EPIP Association. For support of travel (economy airfare) and hotel accomodation, a limited budget is available. Reimbursement will be on an application basis only. All contributors (presenters and discussants) are eligible for reimbursement, but junior researchers will be given preference. Contributors may apply for support at the time of registration.

 Conference Organizer:

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D.

INNO-tec – D-80539 Munich

Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich