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.

Twelfth Annual Northwestern/USPTO Conference on Innovation Economics

Chicago, Illinois
June 20-21, 2019
The twelfth annual conference on Innovation Economics is co-hosted 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 can be found 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 provides a unique forum for economists to interact with empirically-oriented legal scholars and allows presenters an opportunity to receive valuable feedback on early stage empirical work in IP.     More Information »

Eleventh Annual Northwestern/USPTO Conference on Innovation Economics

Chicago, Illinois
June 21-22, 2018
The twelfth annual conference on innovation economics is co-hosted 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 can be found 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
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