Stuart Graham
UC Berkeley and Georgia Tech

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(Wednesday, 17th May 2006)

Title : Researching the Institutional Structure of Technological Innovation: Working with IP Data

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This workshop will focus on the types and availability of intellectual property (IP) data, and investigate the novel ways these data are being used at the frontier of research to investigate relationships between institutions and innovation. The workshop will also discuss elements of the current debate in the U.S. to reform the "broken" patent system (Jaffe and Lerner, 2004).

Recently, reliable and "clean" IP data have been increasingly available from governmental and non-governmental sources. While many of these datasets are comprised exclusively of patent data (Hall et al. 2001), and a significant portion of our introductory discussion will focus on patents, we will also discuss the availability and uses of other types of data such as trademark and copyright. The workshop will also focus on some uses of these data in research studying the relationship between institutional structures and technological innovation, including legal research (Quillen and Webster, 2001) and economic research (Graham and Harhoff, 2006). These studies also implicate issues in the patent reform debate that we'll discuss.

The Jaffe and Lerner (2004) book is for reference only, but it does give useful context and is an excellent read. Other papers are required.

Bibliographical references :

Must read reference : Graham, Stuart and Dietmar Harhoff (2006). "Can Post-Grant Reviews Improve Patent System Design?  A Twin Study of US and European Patents." CEPR and ZEW Working Paper

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Must read reference : Hall, Bronwyn, Adam Jaffe, and Manuel Trajtenberg (2001). "The NBER Patent Citations Data File: Lessons, Insights And Methodological Tools." NBER Working Paper 8498,
http://www.nber.org/papers/w8498

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Must read reference : Quillen, Cecil and Ogden Webster (2001). "Continuing Patent Applications and Performance of the U.S. Patent Office." Federal Circuit Bar Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1 (August, 2001), pages 1-21.

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Jaffe, Adam and Josh Lerner (2004). Innovation and its Discontents:  How our Broken Patent System is Endangering Innovation and Progress, and What to do About it. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

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(Monday, 19th May 2008)

Title : Using patent data in institutional studies: Focus - Entrepreneurship

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This workshop will focus on the types and availability of intellectual property (IP) data, and investigate the novel ways these data are being used at the frontier of research to investigate relationships between institutions and innovation, particularly in the context of technology start-ups.
Reliable and "clean" IP data are increasingly available from governmental and non-governmental sources. While many of these datasets are comprised exclusively of patent data (Hall et al. 2001), and a significant portion of our introductory discussion will focus on patents, we will also discuss the availability and uses of other types of data such as trademark and copyright. The workshop will also focus on some uses of these data in research studying the relationship between institutional structures and technological innovation.  We will examine in detail a study of the use by firms of IP in the standard-setting context (Simcoe, Graham, and Feldman, 2007), and an ongoing effort by the Berkeley Law School to survey technology entrepreneurs regarding their use of the patent system.

Bibliographical references :

Hall, Bronwyn, Adam Jaffe, and Manuel Trajtenberg (2001). "The NBER Patent Citations Data File: Lessons, Insights and Methodological Tools." NBER Working Paper 8498, http://www.nber.org/papers/w8498

Simcoe, Tim, Stuart Graham, and Maryann Feldman (2007).  “Competing on Standards? Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property and the Platform Paradox.”  NBER Working Paper 13632, http://www.nber.org/papers/w13632

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