11th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association

Oxford, United Kingdom
September 3-6, 2016

The Centre for Transformative Innovaiton at Swinburne University of Technology hosted the 11th annual conference of The EPIP (European Policy for Intellectual Property) association in Oxford, Sept. 3-6, 2016. Scholars and practitioners interested in the economic, legal, political and managerial aspects of intellectual property rights attended the conference with or without scientific paper presentation.

OPENING PLENARY

Opening keynote presentation for EPIP 2016 on "IP and Science" by Professor Rochelle Dreyfus & Professor Ben Jones - chaired by Gaétan de Rassenfosse & Alan C Marco.

COPYRIGHT PLENARY

Maria Martin-Prat, Associate Professor Kimberlee Weatherall and Shira Perlmutter present a keynote presentation on "Copyright policies: The perspective from Europe, the US and the West Pacific" chaired by Professor Beth Webster.

IP FOR R&D STRATEGYPLENARY

Marshall Phelps and Professor Thomas Åstebro present on using IP for R&D Strategy, the session was chaired by UKIPO's Pippa Hall

INTERNATIONAL IP AGREEMENTS PLENARY

Wolf Meier-Ewert from the World Trade Organisation presents on the "Current Major Challenges in Concluding International IP Agreements". The session was chaired by Professor Graeme Dinwoodie.

INNOVATION POLICY PLENARY

Professor Dietmar Harhoff, Professor Adam jaffe and Professor Manual Trajtenberg present on "Innovation Policy: Theory vs. Practice - the Edge of Europe and the Edge of the World". The plenary was chaired by Professor Paul Jensen

 

Keynote and Panel Speakers

We are pleased to welcome as keynote speakers for EPIP 2016: 

 

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Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss
New York University

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Professor Manuel Trajtenberg
Tel-Aviv University

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Marshall Phelps
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Professor Adam Jaffe
Motu, QUT

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Professor Thomas Astebro
HEC Paris, KU Leuven

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Maria Martin-Prat
European Commission, DG CONNECT

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Professor Benjamin Jones
Kellogg School of Management, NW University

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Associate Professor Kim Weatherall
University of Sydney

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Shira Perlmutter
USPTO

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Professor Dietmar Harhoff
Max Planck Institute

The topics explored during EPIP 2016 included:

  • Europe and the West Pacific
  • Trade Marks - Uses and Abuses
  • Patents - Uses and Abuses
  • Copyright - Uses and Abuses
  • IP and Science
  • Using and Improving IP Databases
  • Improving Patent Systems
  • The Role of IP in International Development
  • History of IP Rights
  • Regional Trade Agreements and IP Rights
  • The Internationalisation of Research and IP Rights
  • The Role of International Institutions in the Development of IP Law and Policy
  • IP and Migration
  • Internationalisation of IP Laws and Practices
  • Plant Breeders' Rights
  • Design Rights - Uses and Abuses
  • The Relationship Between IP and Innovation

THE 11TH ANNUAL EPIP CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT PEMBROKE COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Pembroke College is located on Pembroke Square just off St Aldate’s in central Oxford.

EPIP 2016 Committees

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Professor Beth Webster (Swinburne University)

EPIP 2016 SPONSORS

*The EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges is co-funded by the European Commission and The University of Melbourne.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

  • Graeme Dinwoodie (Oxford University)
  • Christine Greenhalgh (Oxford University)
  • Pippa Hall (UK IPO)
  • Paul Jensen (University of Melbourne)
  • Gaétan de Rassenfosse (EPFL)
  • Marian Schoen (University of Melbourne)
  • Beth Webster (Swinburne University)

EPIP BOARD

  • Stephan Bechtold (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Irene Calboli (Texas A&M University School of Law; School of Law, Singapore Management University)
  • Christophe Geiger (CEIPI, Strasbourg, France)
  • Séverine Dusollier (Sciences Po, Ecole de Droit, Paris, France)
  • Georg von Graevenitz, (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
  • Stuart Graham (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA)
  • Christoph Grimpe, Treasurer (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
  • Dietmar Harhoff (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Unversität München, Germany)
  • Karin Hoisl (University of Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
  • Martin Kretschmer, President (CREATe, University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Francesco Lissoni (University of Bordeaux IV, France)
  • Catalina Martinez (Spanish National Research Council, Institute of Public Goods and Policies, Spain)
  • Joost Poort (IViR, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Geertrui van Overwalle (University of Leuven, Belgium)
  • Ingrid Schneider (University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Salvatore Torrisi, Secretary General (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Bruno van Pottelsberghe (Solvay Business School, Belgium)
  • Patrick Waelbroeck, Vice president (Telecom ParisTech, France)
  • Beth Webster, President-elect (Swinburne University of  Technology, Australia)

LOCAL ORGANISERS

Swinburne University Centre for Transformative Innovation

CONTACTING THE ORGANISERS

Centre for Transformative Innovation

Mitchell Adams

Email: mwadams@swin.edu.au

Postal Address: Mail 25, PO Box 218 Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Australia