Laurie Ciaramella, Ph.D.

Affiliated Research Fellow

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research
Assistant Professor, Télécom ParisTech

laurie.ciaramella(at)ip.mpg.de

Areas of Interest

Innovation, Markets for Technology, Intellectual Property, Taxation, Innovation Policy, Digital Transformation, Firm Strategy

Academic Résumé

Since 01/2019
Assistant Professor at Télécom ParisTech, Institut Mines-Télécom, Paris

Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research)

12/2017 - 12/2018
Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research)

05 - 06/2017
Research Visit, Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth, Northwestern University, Chicago

12/2016 & 03 - 04/2017
Research Visit, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, College of Management, Switzerland

10/2014 - 12/2017
Doctoral Candidate and Research Fellow at MINES ParisTech (Centre for Industrial Economics, CERNA). Doctoral Thesis: Trade and Relocation of Intellectual Property: Essays on the Markets for Patents. Jury Members: Stuart Graham (Georgia Institute of Technology), Neus Palomeras (Universidad Carlos III), Carlos J. Serrano (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Yann Ménière (Mines ParisTech PSL), Catalina Martinez (CSIC-IPP)

2012 - 2014
Master of Science in Economics of Markets and Organizations, Toulouse School of Economics

2008 - 2011
Bachelor of Science in Economics, Université Paris Dauphine

Honours, Scholarships, Academic Prizes

2018
Best Dissertation Award Finalist, Technology and Innovation Management, Academy of Management
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2017
Best PhD Paper (Bent Dalum) Award for the Most Promising and Innovative Research Project, DRUID 17 Academy

2017
Presentation at the Rising Star Session, EARIE

Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

Ciaramella, Laurie; Martínez, Catalina; Ménière, Yann (2017). Tracking Patent Transfers in Different European Countries: Methods and a First Application to Medical Technologies, Scientometrics, 112 (2), 817-850. DOI

  • Drawing on more than half a million granted patents in all technological sectors filed at EPO between 1998 and 2012 we gather information on 300,000 inscriptions affecting changes in their ownership at the EPO and top national registers (France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain). After grouping parallel legal events in different European validation countries, we find that more than 30% of EPO patents in all fields change ownership at least once. For the field of medical technologies, we exploit additional information on corporate structures to further distinguish between “intragroup” and “bare” changes of ownership thanks. Our results indicate that more than two-thirds of the transfers happen “intragroup”, that is between related corporate entities. Using regressions analyses, we finally explore and discuss relations between the occurrence and types of these transfers of patent and proxies for patent quality.

Further Publications, Press Articles, Interviews

Ciaramella, Laurie; Maraut, Stéphane; Martinez, Catalina; Ménière, Yann (2016). The Market for European Patents. Report to the French Patent Office. Courbevoie: L'Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI).

    Discussion Papers

    Ciaramella, Laurie; Gaessler, Fabian; Hall, Bronwyn H.; Harhoff, Dietmar (2019). Patent Transfers and Patent Citations.

      Baron, Justus; Ciaramella, Laurie (2019). The Markets for Standard Essential Patents.

        Ciaramella, Laurie; de Rassenfosse, Gaétan (2019). Geography and the Markets for Technology.

          Ciaramella, Laurie (2019). Taxation and the Transfer of Patents.

            Working Papers

            Distance and the Timing of Licensing (with G. de Rassenfosse)

            The Markets for Standard Essential Patents (with J. Baron)

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property (SSRN)
            Former Title: “On the International Changes of Patent Ownership: Strategic Relocation and Patent Boxes”

            Teaching

            October 2014 - February 2017

            Teaching Assistant in Econometrics and Applications (Graduate Level)
            Location: École des Ponts et Chaussées ParisTech


            September 2013 - June 2014

            Teaching Assistant in Microeconomics (Undergraduate Level)
            Location: Université Toulouse -1 Capitole


            September 2013 - January 2014

            Teaching Assistant in Mathematics (Undergraduate Level)
            Location: Université Toulouse -1 Capitole

            Conferences and Seminars

            13.09.2019

            Patent Transfers and Patent Citations
            14th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association
            Location: Zurich, Switzerland


            10.08.2019

            Organization of Academy of Management
            TIM Doctoral Workshop, Academy of Management Conference
            Location: Boston, Massachusetts, US


            26.06.2019

            Evidence-based Research on the Markets for Patents
            EIPIN IS Interdisciplinary Research Week, CEIPI
            Location: Strasbourg, France


            17.05.2019

            Geography and the Markets for Technology
            The 8th ZEW-MaCCI Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting, ZEW
            Location: Mannheim


            04.04.2019

            Taxation and the Markets for Technology
            Workshop on Platforms, E-commerce and Digital Economics, CREST
            Location: Palaiseau, France


            04.12.2018

            Taxation and the Transfer of Patents
            IO and Trade Seminar, LMU Munich
            Location: Munich


            23.10.2018

            Taxation and the Transfer of Patents
            GRETHA
            Location: Bordeaux, France


            06.09.2018

            Distance and the Timing of Licensing
            13th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association, ESMT Berlin
            Location: Berlin


            14.08.2018

            Distance and the Timing of Licensing
            AOM 2018 Conference, Technology and Innovation Management
            Location: Chicago, Illinois, US


            12.08.2018

            Essays on the Markets for Patents
            AOM 2018 Conference, Technology and Innovation Management, Best Dissertations Session
            Location: Chicago, Illinois, US


            13.06.2018

            Distance and the Timing of Licensing
            DRUID 18 Conference, Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
            Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


            14.05.2018

            Distance and the Timing of Licensing
            67th Conference of the French Economic Association (AFSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE)
            Location: Paris, France


            23.04.2018

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
            ZEW Public Finance Conference: The Future of Fiscal Coordination in Europe
            Location: Mannheim


            13.04.2018

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
            5th International Meeting in Law and Economics, Institut d'Etudes Avancées de Paris
            Location: Paris, France


            07.04.2018

            The Markets for Standard Essential Patents
            10th Paris Conference on Digital Economics, Télécom MINES ParisTech
            Location: Paris, France


            04.04.2018

            Distance and the Timing of Licensing
            3rd Abbé Grégoire Innovation Days, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
            Location: Paris, France


            05.03.2018

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
            Workshop of the OECD Expert Network on R&D Tax Incentive Design and Indicators, European Commission
            Location: Brussels, Belgium


            02.02.2018

            Distance and the Timing of Licensing
            4th Geography of Innovation Conference, University of Barcelona, 
            Location: Barcelona, Spain


            11.01.2018

            The Markets for Standard Essential Patents
            11th Digital Economics Conference, Toulouse School of Economics
            Location: Toulouse, France


            05.09.2017

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
            12th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association, Université de Bordeaux
            Location: Bordeaux, France


            31.08.2017

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
            44th EARIE Conference, Maastricht University
            Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands


            25.07.2017

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
            Summer School on Empirical Research in Taxation and R&D, Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences
            Location: Mannheim


            23.06.2017

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
            10th Searle Center/USPTO Conference on Innovation Economics, Northwestern University
            Location: Chicago, Illinois, US


            14.06.2017

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
            DRUID 17 Conference, NYU Stern School of Business
            Location: New York City, NY, US


            08.06.2017

            Invited discussant
            8th Annual Conference on Internet Commerce and Innovation, Northwestern University
            Location: Chicago, Illinois, US


            05.05.2017

            Invited discussant
            5th Annual Searle Center Roundtable on Patents and Technology Standards, Northwestern University
            Location: Chicago, Illinois, US


            07.04.2017

            Distance and the Timing of Licensing
            Seminar at the IIPP Innovation Lunch, College of Management EPFL
            Location: Lausanne, Switzerland


            28.03.2017

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
            2nd Abbé Grégoire Innovation Days, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
            Location: Paris, France


            03.03.2017

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
            Seminar at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
            Location: Munich


            15.02.2017

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
            Seminar at the Cerna Doctoral Workshop, MINES ParisTech
            Location: Paris, France


            19.01.2017

            Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
            Druid Academy 17 Conference, University of Southern Denmark
            Location: Odense, Denmark


            03.09.2016

            Essays on the Markets for Patents
            Doctoral Workshop of the 11th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association, Pembroke College, Oxford University
            Location: Oxford, United Kingdom


            28.06.2016

            Tracking Patent Transfers in Europe
            65th Conference of the French Economic Association (AFSE), Faculty of Law, Economics and Management
            Location: Nancy, France

            Projects