Conferences

OCE hosts/co-hosts conferences at the USPTO or at partner institutions to explore legal and policy developments in IP and their economic implications.

Thirteenth Annual USPTO/Kellogg School of Management/Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics Conference on Innovation Economics

The thirteenth annual conference on Innovation Economics was co-sponsored by the USPTO and the Kellogg School of Management/Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics. Conference participants explored the connections between IP, innovation, and entrepreneurship through empirical and theoretical economic and legal analysis. More information, including conference papers is available on the event's site.

Twelfth Annual Northwestern/USPTO Conference on Innovation Economics

Chicago, Illinois
June 20-21, 2019
The twelfth annual conference on Innovation Economics was co-sponsored by the USPTO and the Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics. Conference participants explored the connections between IP, innovation, and entrepreneurship through empirical and theoretical economic and legal analysis. More information, including conference papers is available on the event's site.

2019 Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property

Alexandria, Virginia
April 12-13, 2019
USPTO co-hosted the sixth annual Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property conference with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Cardozo Law School. The roundtable provided a unique forum for economists to interact with empirically-oriented legal scholars and allowed presenters an opportunity to receive valuable feedback on early stage empirical work in IP.  More information is available on the event's site.

Eleventh Annual Northwestern/USPTO Conference on Innovation Economics

Chicago, Illinois
June 21-22, 2018
The twelfth annual conference on innovation economics was co-sponsored by the USPTO and the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Searle Center. Conference participants explored the connections between IP, innovation, and entrepreneurship through empirical and theoretical economic and legal analysis. More information including conference papers is available on the event's site.(link is external)

Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property

Chicago, IL
May 4-5, 2018
Co-organized with the Northwestern Law School and Cardozo Law School, the USPTO co-hosted the sixth annual Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property conference. The roundtable provided a unique forum for economists to interact with empirically-oriented legal scholars and allowed presenters an opportunity to receive valuable feedback on early stage empirical work in IP. More information, including details on speakers and conference papers can be found on the event’s site.