Visiting Speaker Series


November 1 - "Using Google Trends and Trademark Data to Value Brands," Georg von Graevenitz (Queen Mary University of London)

September 27 - "Effects of Copyrights on Science," Petra Moser (New York University School of Business)

September 20 - "Helping the Little Guy: The Impact of Government Awards on Small Technology Firms," Aleksandar Giga (University of Southern California)

May 24 - "NSF Proposal Search and Clustering + Patents," Paul Morris (National Science Foundation)

April 24 - Digital "Mash-ups," Patents, and CopyrightKevin Boudreau (Northeastern University)

March 29 - Measuring the Novelty of Patents, Jonathan Ashtor (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP)

February 27 - Innovation Worth Buying: The Fair-Value of Innovation Benchmarks and Proxies, James Potepa (George Washington University School of Business) and Kyle Welch (George Washington University School of Business)


November 7 - Patent Examiner SpecializationCesare Righi (Boston University School of Management)

October 5 - The Patent System and Licensing and Follow-on Research of Academic Inventions, Zhen Lei (Pennsylvania State University)

September 22 - The Redeployability of Patent Assets: Evidence from Failed Startups, Rosemarie Ziedonis (Boston University)

August 31 - Patent Reexamination and The America Invents Act, Brendan Costello (Yale Law School)

June 27 - What happens to university patenting and start-ups when intellectual property rights are taken away from faculty inventors?, Andrew Toole (USPTO)

May 9 - The Role of Corporate Venture Capital Investments in Patent Sales of High-Tech Ventures, Francesco Di Lorenzo (Wolfgang Sofka, Copenhagen Business School)

March 30 - Gender of PCT InventorsJulio Raffo (World Intellectual Property Organization)

March 23 - Screening for Patent Quality: Examination, Fees, and the Courts, Mark Schankerman (London School of Economics)

March 2 - Piracy, Profits and Creative Output: Empirics of Copyright Research, Rahul Telang (Carnegie Mellon University)

January 31 - What's a Brand Worth? Trademark Protection, Profits and Product Quality, Davidson Heath (The University of Utah) and Chris Mace (The University of Utah)

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