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Seminar  |  05/14/2019  |  12:00 PM

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Lorenzo Ductor Gomez (Middlesex University)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information follows.

Seminar  |  05/07/2019  |  12:00 PM

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Bauke Visser (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information follows.

Seminar  |  04/30/2019  |  12:00 PM

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Henry Sauermann (ESMT Berlin)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information follows.

Seminar  |  04/03/2019  |  12:00 PM

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Charles Eesley (Stanford School of Engineering)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information follows.

Seminar  |  01/09/2019  |  12:00 PM

The Effects of the Introduction of Patent Rights on University Science

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Katrin Hussinger (Université de Luxembourg), Room 313

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

We investigate the impact of the introduction of patent rights for software inventions in the U.S. on academic computer scientists’ publication output. Difference-in-difference estimations that compare U.S. academic computer scientists working on software to (1) U.S. academic scientists working on hardware and (2) European university scientists working on software reveals that the introduction of software patents in the U.S. led to a decrease of (citation-weighted) publications as compared to U.S. computer scientists working on hardware and as compared to the European peers. The effect is stronger for scientists at the left-hand side of the ability distribution. This pattern is consistent with a simple model of time allocation between patenting and publishing. (joint work with Laurent Bergé and Thorsten Doherr)


Contact: Felix Pöge

Workshop  |  12/10/2018  —  12/11/2018

Junior Researcher Workshop 2018: From Science to Innovation

Keynote: Jeff Furman (Boston University & NBER)

From 10 to 11 December 2018, the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition will organize the first junior researcher workshop:


From Science to Innovation


The goal of the workshop is to stimulate a rigorous in-depth discussion of a number of selected research papers. It offers PhD students and junior Post-docs an opportunity to present their work, receive feedback and connect with peers from other departments. Each paper will be discussed by a discussant. The workshop will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, room E10.


Overview
The workshop will focus on the following areas:

  • Economics of Science and Innovation
    • Human Capital in the Science Production Function
    • Financial Incentives in Science
    • Corporate Strategy to Access Scientific Knowledge
    • Organization of Innovation within Firms
    • Knowledge Spillovers between Firms


  • Legal Analysis of Knowledge Approbability
    • Knowledge Appropriability in R&D Partnerships
    • Big Data Ownership and Accessability

We are happy to announce Jeff Furman (Boston University & NBER) as our keynote speaker who will also provide feedback during sessions.


Program
The full program is available here. Should you be interested in attending the workshop without paper presentation, please contact us directly no later than October 31. There is only a small number of places available.

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Room E10


Further information
Any questions concerning the From Science to Innovation workshop should be directed to Dennis Byrski.

Workshop  |  12/07/2018  |  09:00 AM

Smart IP for Latin America

Third-party Entitlements to Use in Latin America
Location: Buenos Aires (on invitation)

Full-day workshop


Contact: Dr. Matthias Lamping

Workshop  |  11/29/2018  |  08:30 AM

Connected Mobility - IPDR-Forum

8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Room E10

Seminar  |  11/27/2018  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Patents, Trade Secrets and the Diffusion of Artificial Intelligence

12:00 - 01:30 p.m., Andreas Panagopoulos (University of Crete)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

 Considering that both patents and trade secrets can promote knowledge diffusion via licensing, we compare patents and secrets on the way they facilitate diffusion through non-exclusive licensing. This comparison is important because AI algorithms are not patentable. Patents differ from trade secrets on the easiness of imitation when licensed to many downstream producers. In view of this, we argue that secrets are better in defending one’s monopoly under the threat of imitation, inducing market failure on the diffusion of AI. We also find a non-linear relationship between patent strength and the diffusion of ideas, i.e., patents of intermediate patent strength are best as diffusion instruments.


Contact: Dr. Fabian Gaessler

Presentation  |  11/23/2018  |  06:00 PM

Industry 4.0 and the Patent System

Rethinking U.S. Patent System in Light of Incentive to Share and Proposal of Second Tier Patent System for Open Innovation

Toshiko Takenaka, Hunter Simpson Professor of Technology Law, University of Washington School of Law


Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Room E10


We would like to kindly ask you to register before 21 November by sending an e-mail to elisabeth.amler(at)ip.mpg.de.