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Friday, April 20, 2018


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From: Professor Lilac Nachum, Department of Marketing and International Business

Seminar paper abstract:

The paper analyzes the impact of accession to the regional patent system established by the European Patent Convention on 14 countries that acceded between 2000 and 2008. It looks at changes in patenting behavior by domestic and foreign applicants at the national patent offices and the European Patent Office. The findings suggest a strong change in patent filing behavior among foreigners seeking patent protection in the accession states, substituting EPO patents for domestic patents immediately. There is little evidence that accession increased FDI by patenting foreign companies in accession countries. There is no discernible reaction among domestic entities in terms of domestic filings, although there is some evidence that applicants in accession states increased their propensity to file patents with the EPO post-accession. Inventor-level information suggests that the underlying inventions originate in the accession states

Speaker Bio:

Bronwyn H. Hall is Emerita Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, and a Visiting Fellow at NIESR, London. She currently serves as an associate editor of the Economics of Innovation and New Technology, and of Industrial and Corporate Change. She is also a member of several advisory boards (Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, European Patent Office, DIW - German Institute for Economic Research). She received a B.A. in physics from Wellesley College in 1966 and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 1988.

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Lilac Nachum

Professor, International Business

Executive Educator/Consultant