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Program

TILEC Workshop on "Innovation and the Patent System"

Thursday, 20 June 2013
8:45-9:15 Registration
9:15-9:30 Welcome Address by Lex Meijdam (Dean, Tilburg School of Economics and Management)
9:30-11:00 Session 1: Sharing knowledge
Chair: Pierre Larouche (TILEC).
Emanuele Tarantino (Bologna): “Conversation with secrets”. Discussant: Doh-Shin Jeon (Toulouse)
Doh-Shin Jeon (Toulouse): “Cross-licensing and competition”. Discussant: Jan Boone (TILEC)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Session 2: Design issues in patent law
Chair: Florian Schuett (TILEC)
Tun-Jen Chiang (George Mason): “Forcing patentee claims”. Discussant: Cédric Argenton (TILEC).
Dan Burk (UC Irvine): “Ancillary IP markets and the firm” Discussant: Matteo Negrinotti (TILEC)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Keynote 1
Chair: Geertrui van Overwalle (Leuven and TILT)
Rebecca Eisenberg (Michigan): “Patent punting: how the FDA and antitrust courts aggravate the unintended consequences of the Hatch-Waxman Act by refusing to consider the merits of patent disputes”
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 Session 3: Patent litigation
Chair: Ben Vollaard (TILEC).
John L. Turner (Georgia): “Across five eras: patent enforcement in the United States 1929-2006”. Discussant: Georg von Graevenitz (East Anglia).
Georg von Graevenitz (East Anglia): “Conflict resolution, public goods, and patent thickets”. Discussant: Lapo Filistrucchi (TILEC)
17:00-17:30 Coffee Break
17:30-19:00 Session 4: Cumulative innovation
Chair: Angelos Dimopoulos (TILEC).
John Howells (Aarhus): “The management of overlapping vacuum tube pioneer patents in the development of radio”. Discussant: Geertrui van Overwalle (Leuven and TILT).
Alberto Galasso (Toronto): “Patents and cumulative innovation: causal evidence from the courts”. Discussant: John L. Turner (Georgia)
20:00 Dinner



Thursday, 21 June 2013
9:30-10:30 Keynote 2
Chair: Cédric Argenton (TILEC). Bronwyn Hall (UC Berkeley): “Technology entry in the presence of patent thickets”
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session 5: Patentability standards
Chair: Panagiotis Delimatsis (TILEC).
Andrew F. Christie (Melbourne): “An empirical comparison of the outcome of patent examination in the USPTO, the EPO and IP Australia”. Discussant: Damien Géradin (TILEC).
Jessica Lai (Lucerne): “Gene-related patents: getting the balance right”. Discussant: Dan Burk (UC Irvine)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Session 6: Quality ladders in innovation
Chair: Bert Willems (TILEC)
Matt Mitchell (Toronto): “Shared rights and technological progress”. Discussant: Dominik Grafenhofer (MPI Bonn)
Dominik Grafenhofer (MPI Bonn): “Taste for exclusivity and intellectual property rights”. Discussant: Matt Mitchell (Toronto)

When: 20 June 2013 08:15

End date: 21 June 2013 18:00

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