IP in Motion / EPIP Conference at Leuven

7th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association


O P E N I N G U P I P?

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.

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)
Prof. Fred van Lehman, 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

Prof. Tom DEDEURWAERDERE, Université catholique de Louvain, Centre de Philosophie du Droit, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Prof. Isabelle HUYS, University of Leuven, Faculty of Pharmacy
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. Alain STROWEL, Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, Bruxelles ; Université de Liège, Belgium
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, Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation, 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 fee until July 31, 2012 200 €
Student fee, PhD student fee until July 31, 2012 100 €
Normal conference fee after July 31, 2012 250 €

Conference fees for non-academics

Early bird conference fee until July 31, 2012 300 €
Normal conference fee after July 31, 2012 400 €

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 registration September 1, 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 June 30, 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