Lorenz Brachtendorf, M.Sc.

Doctoral Student and Junior Research Fellow

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

+49 89 24246-571
lorenz.brachtendorf(at)ip.mpg.de

Personal Website

www.lorenz-brachtendorf.com

Areas of Interest

Quantitative Methods, Econometrics and Multivariate Statistics, Machine Learning, Innovation Economics, Technical Standards, Standard-Essential Patents

Academic Résumé

Since 2016
Junior Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research)

2013 - 2016
Master of Science in Economics at the University of Heidelberg and the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Master Thesis “The Geographical Concentration of R&D Collaborations, Regional Knowledge Spillovers and the Effect on Firms’ Innovation Performance” and Research Assistant at the Centre for European Economic Research

2012 - 2016
Practical Experience at SAP SE (Walldorf), Carl Zeiss AG (Oberkochen), and BHF-Bank AG (Frankfurt am Main)

2009 - 2013
Studies in Physics (B.Sc.) at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Manchester

Bachelor Thesis at the German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg

Scholarships

2011
ERASMUS Scholarship to study at the University of Manchester

Publications

Further Publications, Press Articles, Interviews

Brachtendorf, Lorenz; Gaessler, Fabian; Harhoff, Dietmar (2020). Approximating the Standard Essentiality of Patents – A Semantics-Based Analysis, Report for the EPO Academic Research Programme.

    Discussion Papers

    Brachtendorf, Lorenz; Gaessler, Fabian; Harhoff, Dietmar (2020). Truly Standard-Essential Patents? - A Semantics-Based Analysis, CEPR Discussion Paper, 14726. London: Centre for Economic Policy Research.

    • Standard-essential patents (SEPs) have become a key element of technical coordination in standard-setting organizations. Yet, in many cases, it remains unclear whether a declared SEP is truly standard-essential. To date, there is no automated procedure that allows for a scalable and objective assessment of SEP status. This paper introduces a semantics-based method for approximating the standard essentiality of patents. We provide details on the procedure that generates the measure of standard essentiality and present the results of several validation exercises. In a first empirical application we illustrate the measure's usefulness in estimating the share of true SEPs in firm patent portfolios for several mobile telecommunication standards. We find firm-level differences that are statistically significant and economically substantial. Furthermore, we observe a general decline in the average share of presumably true SEPs between successive standard generations.
    • https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=14726

    Presentations and Lectures

    21.06.2021
    What is Interesting about the Social Credit System for the EU aside from Dystopian Imaginations?
    Social Credit Puzzle Group
    Ort: Online


    10.09.2020
    The Impact of the IEEE-SA Patent Policy Revision on Patenting and Standardization
    Research Seminar
    Location: Munich


    03.03.2020
    The Contribution of Science to Technology Standards
    Research Seminar
    Location: Zugspitze


    17.12.2019
    The Contribution of Science to Technology Standards
    2nd RISE Workshop, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
    Location: Munich


    02.12.2019
    Approximating the Standard-Essentiality of Patents – A Semantics-Based Analysis
    EPO Academic Research Programme Workshop
    Location: Munich


    01.09.2019
    Approximating the Standard-Essentiality of Patents – A Semantics-Based Analysis
    46th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE)
    Location: Barcelona, Spain


    03.07.2019
    Approximating the Standard-Essentiality of Patents – A Semantics-Based Analysis
    TIME Seminar
    Location: Munich


    16.05.2019
    Approximating the Standard-Essentiality of Patents – A Semantics-Based Analysis
    8th ZEW/MaCCI Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting
    Location: Mannheim


    17.01.2019
    Approximating the Standard-Essentiality of Patents – A Semantics-Based Analysis
    DRUID Academy Conference 2019
    Location: Aalborg, Denmark


    30.08.2018
    Ideas on the Economics of Truly Standard-Essential Patents
    Doctoral Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
    Location: Kreuth


    12.03.2018
    Standard Essentiality of Patents - A Text-Based Analysis of Patents and Standards / Ideas on IEEE’s Policy Change
    Doctoral Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
    Location: Zugspitze

    Projects