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WIPO Seminar Series on the Economics of IP

The seminar series features economists from around the world, presenting their latest research to a policy-oriented audience.  It seeks to stimulate an informed discourse on the effects of IP policies on economic performance.

Videos of the seminars and relevant background material are available on this webpage. The views expressed by the seminar speakers are personal and do not necessarily reflect those of WIPO.

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Previous seminars

Title Video Presenter(s) Date
Intellectual Property and the Informal Economy Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Intellectual Property and Informal Economy

Jacques Charmes, Emeritus Research Director, French Scientific Research Institute for Development (IRD), Paris

Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa

George Owusu Essegbey, Director, Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Accra, Ghana

Jeremy De Beer, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

May 20, 2014
Do Return Requirements Increase International Knowledge diffusions? Evidence from the Fulbright Program Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Do Return Requirements Increase International Knowledge diffusions? Evidence from the Fulbright Program Megan MacGarvie, Associate Professor, Markets, Public Policy and Law, Boston University School of Management, Massachusetts, United States of America November 19, 2013
The Impacts of TRIPS on Patenting in Latin America: the Different Performance of Residents and Non Residents Video, WIPO Seminar Series, The Impacts of TRIPS on Patenting in Latin America Andrés Lopez, Principal Researcher, Centro de Investigaciones para la Transformación (CENIT), and Professor, Department of Economics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 22, 2013
Access to Intellectual Property for Innovation: Evidence on Problems and Coping Strategies from German Firms Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Access to Intellectual Property for Innovation: Evidence on Problems and Coping Strategies from German Firms Elisabeth Mueller, Professor, Innovation Management Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany September 19, 2013
Intellectual Property Rights, Price and Access to Innovation: Evidence from the TRIPS Agreement Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Intellectual Property Rights, Price and Access to Innovation:  Evidence from the TRIPS Agreement Margaret Kyle, Professor, Toulouse School of Economics and Université de Toulouse I, France June 18, 2013
Patents and Standard Setting Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Patents and Standard Setting Damien Neven, Professor, International Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, and former Chief Competition Economist, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium March 26, 2013
Trademark Cluttering Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Trademark Cluttering Georg von Graevenitz, Senior Lecturer, Innovation Management, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) January 29, 2013
The effects of copyright extensions on the quantity and quality of literary output Video, WIPO Seminar Series, The effects of copyright extensions on the quantity and quality of literary output Petra Moser, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University (United States of America) December 17, 2012
Patent productivity of Korean inventors: a study of inventor mobility Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Patent productivity of Korean inventors: a study of inventor mobility Jinyoung Kim, Professor, Department of Economics, Korea University (Republic of Korea) October 29, 2012
The Roles of Compulsory Licensing and Price Controls in Ensuring Access to Foreign Patented Goods Video, WIPO Seminar Series, The roles of Compulsory Licensing and Price Controls in Ensuring Access to Foreign Patented Goods Kamal Saggi, Vanderbilt University (United States of America) May 29, 2012
The Effect of the Macro-Economy on Patenting and the Commercialization Process Video, WIPO Seminar Series, The Effect of the Macro-Economy on Patenting and the Commercialization Process Professor Elizabeth Webster, University of Melbourne (Australia) April 2, 2012
Understanding Technology Market for Patents: New Insights from Japanese Licensing Survey Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Understanding Technology Market for Patents: New Insights from Japanese Licensing Survey, March 2012 Professor Kazuyuki Motohashi, Director, Innovation Policy Research Center School of Engineering, University of Tokyo (Japan) March 26, 2012
Private Copying and Fair Compensation: An Empirical Study of Copyright Levies in Europe
Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Licensing Negotiations by Standard
            Setting Organizations, November 2011 Professor Martin Kretschmer, University of Bournemouth (United Kingdom) February 15, 2012
Special Seminar: Patents and Technology Transfer
Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Licensing Negotiations by Standard
            Setting Organizations, November 2011 Professor Rajah Rasiah, University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur) and Mr. Gabriel Clerc, EPFL (Lausanne) December 5, 2011
Licensing Negotiations by Standard Setting Organizations Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Licensing Negotiations by Standard Setting Organizations, November 2011 Professor Richard Gilbert, University of California at Berkeley (United States of America) November 8, 2011
Patents and Innovations for Growth in a Converging World Economy: Intellectual Property Strategy and Technology Commercialization Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Patents and Innovations for Growth in a Converging World Economy: Intellectual Property Strategy and Technology Commercialization Professor Ove Granstrand, Chalmers University (Sweden) September 5, 2011
The International Trade in Knowledge: Licensing, Technology Services Trade and the Role of Intellectual Property
Video, WIPO Seminar Series, The International Trade in Knowledge: Licensing, Technology Services Trade and the Role of Intellectual Property Professor Suma Athreye, Brunel University (United Kingdom) May 2, 2011
Exploring The Determinants of the Private Value of Patents Video, WIPO Seminar Series, The  Determinants of the Private Value of Patents Professor Alfonso Gambardella, Università Commerciale “Luigi Bocconi”, Milan (Italy) February 10, 2011

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Intellectual Property and Litigation

Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Intellectual Property and Litigation Professor Christine Greenhalgh, St Peter's College, Oxford (United Kingdom) January 13, 2011
Institutional Innovation or Institutional Imitation? The Impacts of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on India’s Patent Law and Practice Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Institutional Innovation or Institutional Imitation? Professor Bhaven N. Sampat, Columbia University (United States of America) December 13, 2010
Patent Rights and Economic Growth: Evidence from Cross-Country Panels of Manufacturing Industries Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Copyright and Transaction Costs Professor Ivan Png, National University of Singapore (Singapore) November 30, 2010
Copyright and Transaction Costs Video, WIPO Seminar Series, Copyright and Transaction Costs Professor Hal Varian, University of Berkeley (United States of America) September 14, 2010
Financial Patenting, Innovation, and Patent Litigation Video, WIPO Seminar Series, The Quality Factor in Patent Systems Professor Josh Lerner, Harvard Business School (United States of America) June 28, 2010
The Quality Factor in Patent Systems Video, WIPO Seminar Series, The Quality Factor in Patent Systems Professor Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management and Senior Fellow, Brussels (Belgium) June 16, 2010
Launch of the WIPO Seminar Series on The Economics of IP
(WIPO Media Alert MA/2010/53)
Video, WIPO Seminar Series, The Quality Factor in Patent Systems   March 26, 2010

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