2017 IP Statistics for Decision Makers Conference

The 2017 IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) conference aims to discuss how intellectual property (IP) data, statistics, and analysis are used and can be used to inform decision makers in both the public and private sectors, and to identify key information needs and possible shortcomings.

It seeks to achieve this through informing and shaping a wide range of policy and business-relevant issues, using evidence-based IP statistics and analysis.

The conference is organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), in cooperation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

Topics to be covered:

The 2017 IPSDM conference will discuss the latest empirical evidence
based on IP statistics and analysis related to:

  • IP and the digital transformation of economies and societies
  • IP, big data, and artificial intelligence
  • IP and Industry 4.0: Which role?
  • IP valuation and IP transactions
  • IP and trade: The role of intellectual property in global value chains
  • Trade secrets and IP: Which relationship?
  • IP bundles, strategic behaviors, and competition in global and digital markets
  • The economic impact of IP system harmonization
  • Patent policy optimization: Which incentives? Which tools?

Call for papers deadline is July 8, 2017.


Registration is 200 euros per person; 100 euros for students. The registration fees include admission, the conference material, lunch on both days and a networking reception on Tuesday November 14, 2017. Register to attend at http://www.ipsdm2017.com


The agenda will be published no later than one week prior to the event.

Background Information:

For non-press inquiries, please contact the Office of Policy and International Affairs, USPTO, at ipsdm2017@uspto.gov.