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[NEW WORKING PAPER!] "Dancing with the Stars: Innovation through Interactions.” NBER Working Paper 24466

Akcigit, Ufuk, Santiago Caicedo Soler, Ernest Miguelez, Stefanie Stantcheva, and Valerio Sterzi. “Dancing with the Stars: Innovation through Interactions.” NBER Working Paper 24466.

An inventor's own knowledge is a key input in the innovation process. This knowledge can be built by interacting with and learning from others. This paper uses a new large-scale panel dataset on European inventors matched to their employers and patents. We document key empirical facts on inventors' productivity over the life cycle, inventors' research teams, and interactions with other inventors. Among others, most patents are the result of collaborative work. Interactions with better inventors are very strongly correlated with higher subsequent productivity. These facts motivate the main ingredients of our new innovation-led endogenous growth model, in which innovations are produced by heterogeneous research teams of inventors using inventor knowledge. The evolution of an inventor&#…
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Workshop on Patent Intermediaries and Innovation

PATENT INTERMEDIARIES,MARKETS FOR TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION: LESSONS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE @ UNIVERSITY OF BORDEAUX - JUNE 22, 2018How do patent intermediaries impact on innovation and markets for technologies? What is the role of patent assertion entities and defensive patent aggregators?  GREThA, the Research Group on Theoretical and Applied Economics of the University of Bordeaux, hosts a one-day workshop on these and related topics, with the participation of economists and legal scholars from both Europe and the US. They will share their research experience with both scholars and practitioners, commenting on recent findings, new research avenues, and policy issues. 

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Attendance is free but registration is compulsory. To register, please contact by JUNE 15, 2018

The project on "Non-Practicing Entities and Innovation in Europe" has won a grant from the ANR (JCJC)

Project Summary During the last two decades, increased opportunities for patent monetization have resulted in the rise of institutions facilitating the sale of patents (Hagiu and Yoffie, 2013). New intermediaries, such as patent aggregators and, more generally, non-practicing entities (NPEs) have become quite influential and controversial in the industries they touch, sparking heated debates, especially in the US, about the economic role they play in the patent market and their effects on innovation dynamics. In part reflecting the debate on NPEs, the US Congress introduced several bills proposing to finely regulate the process of patent licensing and assertion. Until now, scholars have considered NPEs as almost exclusively confined within US borders. Conventional wisdom holds that patent monetization is pursued less often in Europe, due to some combination of higher cost of enforcement and smaller damages awards. However, some recent papers have shown that NPEs are hardly a uniquely …

Workshop on Economics of Innovation, technology and globalization at IIBEO 2017

Corte, Corsica - France 12th-14th June 2017
Call for papers
Deadline : 14th April
Regional Sustainable Development and Policies(12th June) Economics of Innovation, technology and globalization(13th June) Law and Economics(14th June)
Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis, Université de Corse (organizer) Valerio Sterzi, Université de Bordeaux (organizer)
Keynote speaker Marco Vivarelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 
The aim of the session is to bring together economists and management scholars working in any field related to innovation:  all papers/abstracts concerning innovation, intellectual property rights, technological change, globalization of technology (and similar themes) are welcome.  
Following the tradition of the Workshop, the atmosphere will be very informal and friendly.

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