SESSIONS

SEPTEMBER 9 TH – WEDNESDAY

CEST: 15:20

Session Chair: Stefan Bechtold, ETH Zurich
CEST15:25 – 15:45

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This session will feature the annual General Assembly of the EPIP Association.

CEST: 15:45 – 16:00

Session Chair: Keith Maskus, University of Colorado Boulder
Participants: Alessandra Cincotti, Les Laboratoires Servier / Christophe Geiger, University of Strasbourg / Daniel Gervais, Vanderbilt / Tobias Salz, MIT
CEST: 16:00 – 17:05

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The panel will feature current legal and economic research in the areas of artificial intelligence, including regulation through both IP regimes and broader considerations, and cross-border regulatory conflicts and cooperation in the protection of data privacy.

CEST: 17:05-17:20

Session Chair: Martin Kretschmer, CREATe, University of Glasgow
Participants: Natali Helberger, University of Amsterdam / Jeanette Hofmann, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin / Pamela Samuelson, University of California, Berkeley / Philip Schlesinger, University of Glasgow / Sebastian Schwemer, University of Copenhagen

CEST: 17:20 – 18:25

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The dominant liability regime for platform intermediaries is about to change. The EU appears to be moving from an obligation to act upon knowledge obtained (“safe harbour”) to an obligation to prevent “online harm”. A multidisciplinary panel will explore what this means for intellectual property law in the context of the global agenda on platform regulation (fake news, security, child protection, market dominance, data sovereignty).

SEPTEMBER 10 TH – Thursday

CEST: 14:00

Session Chair: Joost Poort, University of Amsterdam
Finalists:
> Maurizio Crupi: “Innovating Within Tradition: Are PDOs and PGIs Loosening their Link to Origin?”
> Niccolò Galli: “Patent Aggregation in Europe: The Spotlight on Patent Licensing by Patent Aggregators”
> Tamar Khuchua: “Facing the ‘Bad Faith’ – The Challenges and Tools to Combat the Blocking Strategies of the Firms in EU Trade Mark Law”
CEST: 14:05 – 14:55

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The young scholars shortlisted for the EPIP2020 Young Scholar Awards in Law will present their papers. Thereafter, the winner of the EPIP2020 Young Scholar Award in Law will be announced.

CEST: 14:55 – 15:10

Session Chair: Nari Lee, Hanken School of Economics
Participants: Marco Alemán, World Intellectual Property Organization / Tanya Aplin, King’s College, London / Sharon Sandeen, Mitchell Hamline School of Law / Nicola Searle, Goldsmiths, University of London 
CEST15:10 – 16:00

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With growing importance of trade secret on innovation, this multidisciplinary panel will explore how key concepts of trade secret, such as ‘value’, are understood by legal and economic researchers and whether there are any essential disparities, and how policy makers make concrete decisions based on research.

CEST: 16:00 – 16:15

Session Chair: Catalina Martinez, CSIC Institute of Public Goods and Policies
Participants:  Lisa Ouellette, Stanford Law School / Joshua S. Gans, University of Toronto / Chirantan Chatterjee, Hoover Institution, Stanford University & IIM Ahmedabad / Philippe Gorry, GREThA CNRS 5113 & Health Sciences College, University of Bordeaux 
CEST16:15 – 17:05

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Research agenda on Covid-19 pandemic, innovation and intellectual property from legal, economic and health management perspectives.

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SEPTEMBER 11 TH – Friday

CEST: 14:00

Session Chair: Joost Poort, University of Amsterdam
Finalists:
> Tatiana Rosa: “Cooperation, Competition and Patents: Understanding Innovation in the Telecommunication Sector”
> Himani Singh: “Do Some Stars Shine Brighter than Others? The Role of Female Stars in Teams of Knowledge Workers”
> Kathrin Wernsdorf: The Impact of BITNET on Inventors”
CEST: 14:05 – 14:55

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The young scholars shortlisted for the EPIP2020 Young Scholar Awards in Economics & Management will present their papers. Thereafter, the winner of the EPIP2020 Young Scholar Award in Economics & Management will be announced.

CEST: 14:55 – 15:10

Session Chair: Stefan Bechtold, ETH Zurich
Participants: Carsten Fink, World Intellectual Property Organization / Yann Ménière, European Patent Office / Andrew Toole, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office / Nathan Wajsman, European Union Intellectual Property Office
CEST15:10 – 16:00

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In this traditional EPIP roundtable, chief economists of important IP offices will discuss the implications of Covid-19 on IP offices.

CEST: 16:00 – 16:15

Session Chair: Amanda Myers, Booz Allen Hamilton
Participants: Irene Calboli, Texas A&M University / Estelle Derclaye, University of Nottingham / Marcus Höpperger, WIPO Eleonora Rosati, University of Stockholm
CEST16:15 – 17:05

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This session will focus on the phenomenon of overlapping rights, in particular the overlaps between trademark, design, and copyright protection. IP overlaps have long been used in legal practice. Trademark protection, in particular, is often sought due to the additional length that trademark rights grant. However, courts have at times supported and other times pushed back against these overlaps on the basis of concerns about competition and freedom of expression. In this session, panelists and commentators will address and critically review recent developments, trends of registrations in IP offices, and judicial decisions in this area.