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The Workshop & Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation has been held every fall semester since 2008. Former guests were:

Fall 2016

  • Bernt Hugenholtz, Amsterdam, Hyperlinking after GS Media: is the World Wide Web coming to an end in the EU? and Money in the Bank or Pie in the Sky? Remuneration Rights as an Alternative to Copyright Enforcement Online
  • Bhaven Sampat, Columbia, Secondary Pharmaceutical Patenting in the U.S. and The Globalization of Pharmaceutical Patenting
  • David Schwartz, Northwestern, Heterogeneity Among Patent Owners in Litigation: An Empirical Analysis of Case Progression, Settlement, and Adjudication and An Empirical Analysis of the Litigation Process: Evidence from Patent Law
  • Aaron Shaw, Northwestern and Benjamin Mako Hill, Washington, The Hidden Costs of Requiring Accounts Online: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Peer Production and The Wikipedia Adventure: Field Evaluation of an Interactive Tutorial for Newcomers to an Online Community
  • Ben Depoorter, UC Hastings, Copyright Alert Enforcement: Six Strikes & Privacy Harms and Claiming Willfulness: Statutory Awards by the Numbers
  • Luis Cabral, NYU, Industry Agreements and Innovation Incentives and Dominant Firms and Innovation Incentives

Fall 2015

  • Armin Schmutzler, University of Zurich, Designing Institutions for Diversity
  • Scott Hemphill, NYU, Disruptive Monopolists & The Less-Restrictive-Alternatives Shortcut
  • Joel Waldfogel, Minnesota, Quality Predictability and the Welfare Benefits from New Products: Evidence from the Digitization of Recorded Music & Streaming Reaches Flood Stage: Does Spotify Stimulate or Depress Music Sales?
  • Reinhilde Veugelers, Leuven, Mind the Gap: Capturing Value from Basic Research through Mobile Inventors and Partnerships & Novel Science for Industry
  • Gaétan de Rassenfosse, EPFL Lausanne, How (Consistently) Valid Are Our Patents? An Answer from Multiple Examiners
  • Katrina Ligett, Caltech, Privacy and Data-based Research & Buying Private Data without Verification
  • Michael Frakes, Northwestern, Is the Time Allocated to Review Patent Applications Inducing Examiners to Grant Invalid Patents?: Evidence from Micro-Level Application Data & Patent Office Cohorts

Fall 2014

  • Martin Wörter, ETH Zurich: Competition and Persistance of R&D
  • Rochelle Dreyfuss, NYU: In Praise of an Incentive-Based Theory of Intellectual Property Protection & A US View on the EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
  • David Clark, MIT: Platform Models for Sustainable Internet Regulation & Measurement and Analaysis of Internet Interconnection and Congestion
  • Tal Zarsky, Haifa: The Privacy/Innovation Conundrum & "May the Oods Be Forever in Your Favor": Lotteries in Law
  • Scott Stern, MIT: Control Versus Execution: Endgenous Appropriability and Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Gideon Parchomovsky, Penn: Reinventing Copyright and Patent & Copyrigth Trust
  • Shane Greenstein, Northwestern: The High Cost of a Cheap Lesson in Wireless Access & Do Experts or Collective Intelligence Write with More Bias? Evidence from Encyclopaedia Britannica and Wikipedia

Fall 2013

  • Jackson Nickerson, Washington University St. Louis, Dominant Designs, Innovation Shocks, and the Follower's Dilemma & The Problem-Finding and Problem-Solving Perspective for Strategic Management
  • Peter Howitt, Brown, Theory and Practice of Monetary Policy
  • Geertrui van Overwalle, Leuven & Tilburg, Innovation in Agriculture: Between Exclusive Ownership and Open Commons?
  • Daniel Rubinfeld, Berkeley, IP and the Smartphone Operating System Wars: Google v. Apple v. Microsoft & Airline Network Effects
  • Jonathan Masur, Chicago, Innovation and Incarceration: An Economic Analysis of Criminal Intellectual Property Law & Two-Part Pricing and the Costs of Patents
  • Heidi Williams, MIT, Intellectual Property Rights and Cumulative Innovation & Do Fixed Patent Terms Distort Innovation? Evidence from Cancer Clinical Trials
  • David Abrams, Penn, Patent Value and Citations: Creative Destruction or Defensive Disruption?
  • Michele Boldrin, Washington University St. Louis, The Case Against Patents & Reconstructing the Great Recession

Fall 2012

  • John Hagedoorn, Maastricht, R&D Alliances and Intellectual Property Rights & The Use of Formal and Informal Intellectual Property by Open Innovation Firms
  • Julie Mortimer, Boston College, Demand Estimation for Retail Markets & Experimental Evidence on Retail Demand Estimation and the Role of Vertical Agreements
  • Patrick Rey, Toulouse, Retail Power and Vertical Foreclosure & Non-obviousness and Screening
  • Michelle Sovinsky, University of Zurich, Is Intel's Marketing Campaign Predatory?
  • Gerald Spindler, Göttingen, Innovation in Software: The Uneasy Case of IP Protection of Software
  • Daniel German, University of Victoria, The Challenges of License Compliance when Using Open Source Software & Identifying the License of Open Source
  • Dietmar Harhoff, Munich, Conflict Resolution, Public Goods and Patent Thickets & To Be Financed or Not ...: The Role of Patents for Venture Capital-Financing
  • Pamela Samuelson, Berkeley, Is Copyright Reform Possible? & Why Gardens and DNA Are Uncopyrightable

Fall 2011

  • Peter Ryan, Luxembourg, Verifiable Voting Schemes in the Wild & Prêt à Voter with Confirmation Codes
  • Christopher Yoo, Pennsylvania, Modularity Theory, Layering, and Internet Policy & Wireless Networks: Technological Challenges and Policy Implications
  • Catherine Tucker, MIT, How Does the Use of Trademarks by Third-Party Sellers Affect Online Search? & Patent Trolls and Technology Adoption
  • Susan Landau, Harvard, Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies & Untangling Attribution: Understanding the Requirements Needed for Attribution on the Network
  • Pierre Larouche, Tilburg, A Paradigm Shift in EU Network Industries Regulation? From a Formalistic to an Integrative Approach & Cloud Computing in the EU Policy Sphere
  • Andrei Hagiu, Harvard, Intellectual Property Intermediaries & Multi-Sided Platforms
  • Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon, Privacy and Behavioral Economics: From the Paradox of Control to Discounting the Past & Privacy in the Age of Augmented Reality

Fall 2010

  • Philippe Aghion, Harvard, Rethinking Growth Policy Two Years into the Crisis & Of Mice and Academics: Examining the Effect of Openness on Innovation
  • Daniel Crane, Michigan, Policing Market Power in Intellectual Property Through the Use of Liability Rules & Rethinking Merger Efficiencies?
  • Rochelle Dreyfuss, NYU, Does IP Need IP? Accomodating Intellectual Production Outside the Intellectual Property Paradigm & Commodifying Life: The Pros, Cons, Politics, and Ethics of Gene Patenting
  • Ulrich Kaiser, University of Zurich, Labor Mobility and Patenting Activity
  • Peter Menell, Berkeley, Notice Externalities and Intellectual Property & Caught in a Vise of Greed: Creators and the Challenge of Copyright Policy in the Digital Age
  • Tommaso Valletti, Imperial College London, Pharmaceutical Innovation and Parallel Trade & Seesaw in the Air: Interconnection Regulation and the Impact on Mobile Prices

Fall 2009

  • Barton Beebe, NYU, Intellectual Property Law and the Sumptuary Code & The Continuing Debacle of U.S. Antidilution Law: Evidence from the First Three Years of Trademark Dilution Revision Act Case Law
  • Bronwyn Hall, Berkeley, The Use and Value of Patents & The Private Value of Software Patents
  • Scott Hemphill, Columbia, Intellectual Property Protection for Fashion in the United States and Europe & Examining the Determinants of Generic Drug Challenge
  • Joachim Henkel, Munich, Modularity for Value Appropriation: Drawing the Boundaries of Intellectual Property & Alternative Motives to File for Patents: Profiting From Pendency and Publicatio
  • Klaus Schmidt, Munich, Licensing Complementary Patents: Patent Trolls, Market Structure and Excessive Royalties & Behavioral Contract Theory
  • Armin Schmutzler, Zurich, The Relation Between Competition and Investment: Why Is It Such a Mess?
  • Katherine Strandburg, NYU, User Innovation and Use Exemptions from Patent Infringement & Constructing Commons in the Cultural Environment

Fall 2008

  • James E. Bessen, Boston University, Patent Failure
    Harry First, NYU, Netscape is Dead: Remedy Lessons from the Microsoft Litigation & Microsoft and the Evoluation of the Intellectual Property Concept
  • Dominique Foray, EPFL Lausanne, Structural Changes in Industrial R&D in Europa and the US - Towards a New Model?
  • Hans Gersbach, ETH Zurich, Basic Research and Growth Policy
  • Georg von Graevenitz, LMU Munich, Incidence and Growth of Patent Thickets: The Impact of Technological Opportunities and Complexity
  • François Lévêque, Mines ParisTech, Technology Standards, Patents and Antitrust & Early Commitments Help Patent Pool Formation
  • Frederick Schauer & Barbara Spellman, Virginia, Artists' Moral Rights and the Psychology of Ownership
  • Barbara Spellman, Virginia, Evaluating Information from Uncertain, Deceptive, and Unreliable Sources
  • Christopher Sprigman, Virginia, The Emergence of Intellectual Property Norms in Stand-Up Comedy & Copyright and the Rule of Reason

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