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Measuring Innovation in the Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Economic Research Working Paper No. 60

Automotive industry is going through a technological shock. Multiple intertwined technological advances (autonomous vehicle, connect vehicles and mobility-as-a-Service) are creating new rules for an industry that had not changed its way of doing business for almost a century. Key players from the tech and traditional automobile sectors – although with different incentives – are pooling …

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The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots and Global Innovation Networks: Economic Research Working Paper No. 57

Through successive industrial revolutions, the geography of innovation around the globe has changed radically, and with it the geography of wealth creation and prosperity. Since the Third Industrial Revolution, high incomes are increasingly metropolitan, leading to a renewal of inter-regional divergence within countries. These metropolitan areas are also hotbeds of innovation. At the same time, …

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Tied In: The Global Network of Local Innovation: Economic Research Working Paper No. 58

In this paper we exploit a unique and rich dataset of patent applications and scientific publications in order to answer several questions concerned with two current phenomena on the way knowledge is produced and shared worldwide: its geographical spread at the international level and its spatial concentration in few worldwide geographical hotspots. We find that …

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Margarita Salas – a pioneer in genetics and molecular biology

  8 November 2019 It was with great sadness that the management and staff of the European Patent Office (EPO) learned of the death of Spanish scientist Margarita Salas. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to her family. Margarita Salas Margarita Salas was a pioneer in DNA testing. She invented a faster, simpler and …

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Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski Delivers Remarks at the Thirteenth Law Enforcement and Industry Meeting on Intellectual Property Enforcement

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Good afternoon. It’s a great honor to welcome you to the 13th edition of the Law Enforcement and Industry Meeting on Intellectual Property Enforcement.  This conference offers a great opportunity for CCIPS, the Department, and each of our law enforcement colleagues gathered at the table today to discuss our shared …

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EPO underlines importance of IP protection at Web Summit

6 November 2019 President Campinos on stage together with fellow panellists Ken Gabriel (CEO, Draper Lab, US), Carmela Troncoso (EPF Lausanne) and Moderator Marcel Rosenbach (Der Spiegel, r.) An EPO delegation including António Campinos, EPO President, Nellie Simon, Vice-President Corporate Services, and several expert examiners took part in Web Summit in Lisbon between 4 and …

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EPO and LESI hold first conference on the importance of IP to high-growth firms

6 November 2019 EPO Chief Economist Yann Ménière presenting the EPO’s study on the importance of IP to high-growth firms On 4 and 5 November 2019 the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) held their first-ever joint conference focussed on the importance of IP to high-growth firms. The top-level hybrid …

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If you think criticizing staff is a good strategy … It’s not.

Parties regularly present their arguments and defenses of conduct and mergers to the Front Office of the Bureau if staff has recommended a challenge. A surprising number of these presentations begin with a recap of “how we got here” that includes various complaints about the investigating staff. Common complaints have included: the investigation is taking …

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Announcing TED Masterclass: TED’s official public speaking course

We’re excited to announce the release of TED Masterclass — TED’s official public speaking course. Delivered via mobile app, the course is guided by TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson, and is designed to help you identify, develop and share your best ideas as a TED-style talk. Based on Anderson’s book TED Talks: The Official TED …

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