7th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association


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University of Leuven, Belgium
September 27-28, 2012


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The EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property) association will hold its 7th Annual Conference on September 27-28, 2012 in Leuven (Belgium). Scholars and practitioners interested in the economic, legal, political and managerial aspects of intellectual property (IP) rights are encouraged to attend the conference with or without paper presentation.

The conference aims to explore and stimulate debate regarding open innovation and creation, and to examine the interaction between open innovation and proprietary IP mechanisms. Is the IP rationale under pressure in view of these changing innovation dynamics? Are IP strategies ‘in motion’ in response to these emerging trends of increased openness?

The plenary sessions will be centered around the major theme of ‘IP in motion’. Leading economists, renown legal scholars, industry representatives and policy makers will take the floor as keynote speakers to share their insights and views on recent developments in the innovation and IP landscape. More in particular, the plenary sessions will address:

  • Open innovation and IPRs
  • Open source, open access and IPRs
  • Open standards and IPRs

Within the EPIP tradition, we are now issuing a call for papers to be presented in the parallel sessions. Submission is open to papers of general interest in the area of IP law and policy. Papers may address topics such as:

  • Open innovation, new business models and the role of IPRs
  • Patent pools, patent clearinghouses and open source models
  • Crowd sourcing and IPRs
  • Platform technologies and IPRs
  • Commons and IPRs
  • Standard setting and IP
  • Markets for IPRs
  • IPRs, entrepreneurship and growth
  • Green innovation and IPRs
  • Governance and IPRs
  • Trade secrecy and know how
  • Mobility of inventors
  • Networks of inventors
  • Disambiguating inventors' names and addresses (methodological papers)
  • IPRs in science
  • Economic/financial valuation of IPRs (methodological and practical challenges)
  • University patenting

Papers will be reviewed by the experts of the Scientific Committee. In the parallel sessions feedback on the papers will be provided by keynote speakers, members of the Scientific Committee and senior scholars.


Other Sponsors

Other Sponsors


Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Kevin BOUDREAU, London Business School, UK
  • Prof. Dan BURK, University of California, Irvine School of Law, US
  • Mr. Tony CLAYTON, Patent Office, UK
  • Prof. Carlos CORREA, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Prof. Paul A. DAVID, Oxford University, Department of Economics and Stanford University,
  • Institute for Economic Policy Research, US
  • Prof. Koenraad DEBACKERE, Leuven University, Faculty of Business and Economics, Belgium
  • Prof. Séverine DUSOLLIER, FUNDP, Namur, Belgium
  • Prof. Carsten FINK, WIPO, Geneva
  • Prof. Alfonso GAMBARDELLA, Università Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi"
  • Prof. Bronwyn HALL, University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr. Mathew Heim, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm, Brussels
  • Prof. Reto M. HILTY, Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich, Germany
  • Mrs. Ellen ‘t HOEN, Medicines Patent Pool, Geneva
  • Prof. Timothy SIMCOE, Boston University School of Management, US
  • Dr. Stuart GRAHAM, Chief economist United States Patent and Trademark Office, US
  • Dr. Anatole KRATTIGER, WIPO, Geneva (tbc)
  • Mrs. Kristin NEUMAN, MPEG-LA
  • Prof. Katherine STRANDBERG, NYU, US
  • Prof. Kees STUURMAN, Tilburg University, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, the Netherlands
  • Prof. Antony TAUBMAN, Director, Intellectual Property DivisionWorld Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (tbc)
  • Dr. Nikolaus THUMM, Chief economist European Patent Office, Munich
  • Dr. Johan Van Helleputte, Senior Vice President Strategic Development IMEC, Belgium (tbc)
  • Fred von Lohmann, Google

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Stephan BECHTOLD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule orETH), Zurich, SwitzerlandProf.
  • Bruno CASSIMAN, IESE Business School, Barcelona; University of Leuven, Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Prof. Ian COCKBURN, Boston University, USA
  • Prof. Dirk CzarnitzkI, University of Leuven, Faculty of Business and Economics, MSI, Belgium
  • Prof. Paul A. DAVID, Oxford University, Department of Economics, UK; Stanford University, Institute for Economic Policy Research, USA
  • Prof. Séverine DUSOLLIER, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Centre de Recherche, Information, Droit et Société (CRIDS), Namur, Belgium
  • Prof. Christoph GRIMPE, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Prof. Bronwyn H. HALL, University of California at Berkeley, USA; University of Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Prof. Dietmar HARHOFF, Ludwig-Maximilians Unversität München, INNO-tec, Germany
  • Prof. Reto M. HILTY, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law; Universities of Munich and Zurich, Germany/Switzerland
  • Prof. Peter LOTZ, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Prof. Pierre MOHNEN, University of Maastricht, UNU-MERIT, the Netherlands
  • Prof. Alexander PEUKERT, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany
  • Prof. Ingrid SCHNEIDER, Universität Hamburg, Forschungsschwerpunkt Biotechnik, Gesellschaft und Umwelt, Germany
  • Prof. Salvatore TORRISI, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Prof. Bart VAN LOOY, University of Leuven, Faculty of Business and Economics, MSI, Belgium
  • Prof. Bruno VAN POTTELSBERGHE, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Business School, Belgium
  • Prof. Patrick WAELBROECK, Ecole nationale supérieure des telecommunications, Department of economics and social sciences, Paris, France
  • Prof. Elisabeth WEBSTER, Melbourne University, Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research; Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia, Australia


Organizing Committee

  • Drs. Adrian KOVACS, University of Leuven, Faculty of Business and Economics, MSI
  • Mrs. Linda MEES, University of Leuven, Faculty of Law, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIR)
  • Prof. Geertrui VAN OVERWALLE, University of Leuven, Faculty of Law, CIR
  • Dr. Esther VAN ZIMMEREN, University of Leuven, Faculty of Law, CIR
  • Prof. Reinhilde VEUGELERS, University of Leuven, Faculty of Business and Economics, MSI

Submission procedure for scientific papers

Full papers as well as extended abstracts may be submitted to http://www.epip.eu/conferences/epip07/submission.php

All proposals must include the following information:

  • title of the paper
  • authors’ name and affiliation(s), full address, phone and e-mail address
  • motivation, research question(s), research methodology
  • abstract of up to 500 words


Conference fees for academics

Early bird conference feeuntil July 31, 2012200 €

Student fee, PhD student feeuntil July 31, 2012100 €

Normal conference feeafter July 31, 2012250 €


Conference fees for non-academics

Early bird conference feeuntil July 31, 2012300 €

Normal conference feeafter July 31, 2012400 €


Time schedule for submission of scientific papers

Deadline for abstract submission     May 30, 2012

Notification of paper acceptance      July 15, 2012

Full paper submission      September 1, 2012


Time table for registration

Opening of registration    March 1, 2012

End of early bird registration   July 31, 2012

End of registrationSeptember 15, 2012


Additional information for authors with accepted papers

In order for your paper to be included in the program, at least one of the authors must have registered to the conference by JULY 20, 2012. Each participant will only be allowed to present one paper during the conference. Co-authored papers may be presented by any of the participating co-authors.

For more information do not hesitate to contact epip2012@law.kuleuven.be



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