Past Intellectual Property Roundtables

2018 Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property

Friday-Saturday, May 4-5, 2018

We are pleased to announce the fifth annual Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property, hosted by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Cardozo Law School, and the United States Patent & Trademark Office. The roundtable will take place in Chicago at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law on May 4-5, 2018.

The roundtable is closed to the public. If you are interested in attending, please email to request an invitation. 


Agenda is subject to change.

Friday, May 4

8:30am-9:00am -- Breakfast and Registration

9:00am-9:10am -- Introduction

9:10am-9:50am -- Are You Really My Twin? Assessing Invention Similarity in Patent Families
Authors: Nicholas Pairolero, Mike Teodorescu, and Andrew A. Toole
Discussant: Michael Meurer

 -- Display At Your Own Risk: Examining Multiples
Author: Andrea Wallace
Discussant: Chris Buccafusco

10:30am-10:50am -- Break

10:50am-11:30am -- Quantifying the Economic Effects of a Cluttered Trademark Register
Author: Stuart Graham, Amanda Myers, and Georg von Graevenitz
Discussant: Graeme Dinwoodie

11:30am-12:10pm -- Large-Scale Crawling of Data on Product-Patent Correspondence
Author: Gaétan de Rassenfosse
Discussant: Kris Hammond

12:10pm-1:10pm -- Lunch

1:10pm-1:50pm -- Assessing Selection of Lawsuits Brought Through Trial: Evidence from Design Patents
Author: Daniel Klerman and David Schwartz
Discussant: Jason Rantanen

1:50pm-2:30pm Keeping the Right Secret, Seeking the Wrong Patent? Visibility of Product and Process Innovation
Author: Bernhard Ganglmair and Imke Reimers
Discussant: Lisa Ouellette

2:30pm-2:50pm -- Break

2:50pm-3:30pm -- Are Experiments in Patents Replicable?
Author: Janet Freilich
Discussant: Laura Pedraza-Fariña

3:30pm-4:10pm -- Credit in Collaborative IP Creation
Author: Christopher Buccafusco and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette
Discussant: Neel Sukhatme

4:10pm-4:50pm -- An Empirical Study of Patenting Among University Spinoffs and Accelerator Startups
Author: Tabrez Ebrahim
Discussant: Rosemarie Ziedonis

6:00pm -- Dinner at Coco Pazzo Cafe

Saturday, May 5

9:00am-9:15am -- Breakfast

9:15am-9:55am -- Does Female Political Leadership Enhance Innovation in U.S. Cities?
Author: Thomas Krause and Neel U. Sukhatme
Discussant: Asrat Tesfayesus

9:55am-10:35am -- Clutter on the Trademark Register: A Natural Experiment
Author: Jeremy Sheff
Discussant: Matt Sag

10:35am-10:55am -- Break

10:55am-11:35am -- Constructing an Intrinsic Measure of Patent Quality
Author: Jonathan Ashtor
Discussant: Jeff Kuhn

11:35am-12:15pm -- Seeking Patent Clarity
Author: Kristen Osenga
Discussant: David Schwartz

12:15pm-12:30pm -- Wrap-up and Lunch

Conference Organizers:

David Schwartz, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Christopher Buccafusco, Cardozo Law School
Andrew Toole, Acting Chief Economist USPTO