EPIP Conference, Paris

8th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association

The Frontiers of IP

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


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:

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

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 http://www.telecom-paristech.fr/epip2013/

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 epip2013@telecom-paristech.fr for further details and information.

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)