Tilburg Law and Economics Center

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Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition Policy Conference

Friday , 15 June 2012 , De Harmonie, Stationsstraat 26, Tilburg, The Netherlands

The 2012 'Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (IIPC) Conference' is a Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC) event featuring the authors who received an IIPC grant from TILEC in 2011 to support their research and produce a paper. The selected papers deal with the economics of patents, copyright and competition. This year's conference is complemented by two morning sessions where leading European and American legal scholars will discuss issues related to patent law, competition and innovation.


8.30-9.00 Registration and Coffee
9.00 Welcome address and opening remarks

Session I: Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights

Chair: Geertrui Van Overwalle ( Tilburg University and KU Leuven
9.15 The US Patent Reform and Its Impact on Innovation
Speaker: Michael Meurer ( Boston University )
Presentation: The Impact of US Patent Reform on Innovation
9.45 The new European patent system: Petty Patents, Power Patents and the Purpose of Protection.
Speaker: Hanns Ullrich ( College of Europe - Bruges )
10.15 Discussion
10.45 Coffee Break

Session II: Innovation and Competition

Chair: Pierre Larouche ( Tilburg University, Tilec )
11.15 The Reform of the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation in the EU
Speaker: Luc Peeperkorn ( DG Competition, European Commission )
Presentation: The Review of the Technology Transfer Agreement Regime
11.45 The 1995 Guidelines on Intellectual Property Licensing: The past, the present and the future
Speaker: Bill Kovacic ( George Washington University )
12.15 Discussion
12:45 Lunch

Session III: Presentation of the papers awarded the IIPC Grant 2011

Chair: Eric van Damme ( Tilburg University, Tilec )
14.00 Patent Trolls and Innovation
Catherine Tucker ( MIT ) Presentation
14.40 Discussant: Damien Geradin ( Tilburg University, Tilec )
14.50 Open Discussion
15.10 Optimal Pricing and Quality of Academic Journals and the Ambiguous Welfare Effects of Forced Open Access: A Two-Sided Model
Frank Müller-Langer ( Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law ) and Richard Watt (University of Canterbury)
Presentation Optimal Pricing of Academic Journals
15.50 Discussant: Lapo Filistrucchi ( Tilburg University, Tilec )
16.00 Open Discussion
16.20 Coffee Break
The Impact of Joint Patents on Incentive to Licence: Evidence from the US and Europe
Andrea Fosfuri (Universidad Carlos III Madrid), Christian Helmers  ( Universidad Carlos III Madrid ), Catherine Roux (University of St. Gallen)
17.20 Discussant: Esther van Zimmeren ( KU Leuven )
17.30 Open Discussion
17:50 Conclusions
18.00 Drinks


Registration is now closed.

. We will contact those registered soon with further information.


De Harmonie , Stationsstraat26, 5038 ED Tilburg
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Pierre Larouche, TILEC - Tilburg University
Matteo Negrinotti, TILEC - Tilburg University
Tilec has a long-standing commitment to advanced research in the areas of innovation, intellectual property and competition. For more information about Tilec activities, research projects and publications please visit our website
Should you have further queries, please contact Tilec event coordinator, Ms. Maartje van Genk, at the following email address tilec@tilburguniversity.edu

When: 15 June 2012 08:00

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