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[NEW REPORT] - Trends and characteristics of U.S. women inventors @USPTO

I am happy to be part of a team working on a report on the trends and characteristics of U.S. women inventors named on U.S. patents granted from 1976 through 2016.
THE USPTO report “Progress and Potential: A profile of women inventors on U.S. patents,” , issued by the USPTO’s Office of the Chief Economist, shows that women still comprise a small minority of patented inventors and highlights an untapped potential of women to spur innovation in the United States.
The full report can be found online at

Team: Andrew A. Toole , Amanda Myers Charles, A. W. deGrazia, Stefano Breschi, Edoardo Ferrucci, Francesco Lissoni, Ernest Miguelez, Valerio Sterzi, Gianluca Tarasconi

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INNOVATION - M2 Economic Affairs

Exam day Thursday, 21 March 14h00-15h00 en salle D314.
Exam Rules The overall notation will result from a weighted average of
10/20 points: in class activities - Group’s summary of each reading (PPT Presentation), on days: 3, 4, 5, 6. Groups of 3 students.10/20 points: Written Exam (4 questions)
TopicsScience & Technology (6 hours)The Appropriability Problem (3 hours)Market Structure and Innovation (3 hours)Market for Patents (3 hours)Universities: Benefits and Shortcomings of University patenting (3 hours)
Download herethe detailed syllabus

Download herethe readings (papers)

Downlead here the student's presentations (zip file)

Slides Day #1 (Mon 4th  March, 2019)Day #2 (Wed 6th  March, 2019)Day #3 (Mon 11th March, 2019)Day #4 (Wed 13th March, 2019)Day #5 (Mon 18th March, 2019)Day #6 (Wed 20th March, 2019)

Workshop on Economics of Dispute Resolution

X Workshop on “Institutions, Individual Behavior and Economic Outcomes” - Session on Economics of Dispute Resolution - University of Corsica
The scope of the event is to give participants the opportunity to present their work in progress to an audience of interested peers and get valuable feedback for improving their ongoing research. Both the format and the location of the workshop have been chosen to provide an ideal setting for promoting knowledge sharing and social interactions conducive to collaborative research networks.
The session will bring together researchers working in the broad field of litigations and disputes about patents, copyrights, business contracts and so on, from an empirical legal studies perspective. The purpose of the session is to provide a platform for cutting-edge research that would enrich, refine, and challenge our understanding of justice, courts' functioning and litigation process.

Claudio Detotto - University of Corsica
Valerio Sterzi …

[NEW ARTICLE!] "Patent management by universities: evidence from Italian academic inventions”, Industrial and Corporate Change (2019)

Sterzi, Valerio, Lissoni, Francesco & Pezzoni, Michele  "Patent management by universities: evidence from Italian academic inventions", Industrial and Corporate Change (2019) Link to the article

Abstract Over the past 20 years, European universities have increased their propensity to retain title of their faculty’s inventions, but evidence on the value of such patents is at best mixed. Based on a longitudinal sample of Italian academic patents (patents over faculty’s inventions), assigned either to universities or firms, we find that the lower value of university-owned patents, versus firm-owned ones, is owing to lower Technological Importance of the inventions and less effective Exploitation of the related patents. Lack of experience in managing patented inventions explains our results for Technological Importance, but not for Exploitation. Both are unrelated to the presence of a technology transfer office. Our study suggests caution in pushing universities to expand th…