2017 IP Statistics for Decision Makers Conference

The IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) conference took place in Mexico City, Mexico on November 14-15, 2017.  The event was co-organized by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  

The IPSDM conference discussed how intellectual property 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.

The conference also discussed 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 (AI)
  • IP and Industry 4.0: what role?
  • IP valuation and IP transactions
  • IP and trade: the role of intellectual property in global value chains
  • Trade Secrets and IP: what 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?