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).

    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

    04.12.2018

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


    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, Germany


    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, Germany


    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, Germany


    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, Germany


    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