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Forthcoming TECHNIS web seminars

All seminars are via the internet and, unless otherwise indicated, they take place on Tuesdays @ 11:00 GMT. Participation is free and very easy. If you want to participate just email Andreas Panagopoulos,


Tuesday 16th of October 2018 @ 11:00 GMT, Kyriakos Drivas, University of Piraeus. Title: “Trademark Opposition and Proximity”

Tuesday 6th of November 2018 @ 16:00 GMT, Corinne Langinier, University of Alberta, Canada. Title: TBA

Tuesday 20th of November 2018 @ 11:00 GMT, Timo Minssen, Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law, Denmark. Title: TBA

Tuesday 4th of December 2018 @ 11:00 GMT, Abdullah Gök, Strathclyde Business School, UK. Title: TBA



TECHNIS web seminars 2017-18

Tue, 17 Oct. 2017, Stathis Arapostathis, (University of Athens), Tracking invention in the courts: Discursive, textual, and material entanglements in Marconi’s legal battles

Tue, 24 Oct. 2017, Natalia Zinovyeva, (Aalto University), Are Better Researchers Better Evaluators? Evidence from a Randomized Natural Experiment

Tue, 14 Nov. 2017, Charles Lawson (Griffith University), Plant Breeder's Rights and Essentially Derived Varieties: Still Searching for Workable Solutions

Tue, 21 Nov. 2017, Shiri Breznitz (University of Toronto), Fostering the Growth of Student Start-ups from University Accelerators: An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Perspective

Tue, 28 Nov. 2017, Vanessa Behrens (ZEW), Fasten Your Seatbelts! Can the Patent Prosecution Highway Take Your Application Down the Fast Lane?

Tue, 27 Feb. 2018, Myra Mohnen (University of Essex), Stars and Brokers: Knowledge Spillovers among Medical Scientists

Tue, 13 March 2018, Martin Watzinger (University of Munich), How antitrust can spur innovation: Bell Labs and the 1956 consent decree

Tue, 24 April 2018, Stefan Wagner (ESMT), Patents, Data Exclusivity, and the Development of New Drugs

Tue, 22 May 2018, Linda Kahl (BioBricks), Infrastructure for Open Science: Culture, Law and Policy

Tue, 5 June 2018, Pavel Chakraborty (Lancaster University), Organize to Innovate: Intellectual Property Regimes, Technology Adoption and Firm Structure


Past Seminars (2014-2017)


30-05-2017 Sideri K., University of Cyprus, "Patenting diagnostics and the future of personalised medicine: Private property and the

romance of the public domain".

23-05-2017 Gkotsis P., Industrial Research and Innovation, EU Commission, “Technological diffusion as a recombinant process”.

04-05-2017 Scott T., Research Triangle Institute, USA, "Rewarding Innovation with Patent-Buyout Options".

25-04-2017 Dutfield G., University of Leeds, "Healthcare innovation and patent law’s ‘pharmaceutical privilege’: is there a pharmaceutical

privilege? And if so, should we remove it?".

28-03-2017 Pellegrino G., EPFL, "International Mobility of Inventors and Innovation: Empirical Evidence from the Collapse of the Soviet


21-03-2017 Geissler M., Technische Universität Dresden, "Alumni as strategic university resource for innovativeness and

competitiveness? Insights from a structured literature review on university and firm Alumni".

07-03-2017 Fischer B., University of Campinas, “Dynamics of Technology Upgrading in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Brazilian


31-01-2017 Parthasarathy S., University of Michigan, “Patents, Political Order, and the Public Interest in Comparative Perspective”.

24-01-2017 Matt M., INRA, "Towards a Typology of Science–Industry Licensing Agreements".

12-12-2016 Lipman A., UC Davis, "Cannibalism and Colonialism: Querying Property".

29-11-2016 de Rassenfosse G., EPFL, "Indigenous Innovation and (lack of) Intellectual Property Protection".

15-11-2016 Melero E., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, "The Causal Effect of Patents on Inventor Mobility".

25-10-2016 Nikolic I., UCL, "Alternative Remedies to Injunctions in SEP Disputes".

11-10-2016 Iaria A., ENSAE, "Frontier Knowledge and the Creation of Ideas: Evidence from the Collapse of International Science in the

Wake of World War I".

07-06-2016 Pellens M., Centre for European Economic Research, "Guilt by association".

24-05-2016 Simeth M., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, "Patent disclosure and the diffusion of knowledge".

17-05-2016 Zirulia L., University of Bologna, "Double Disclosures and the Negotiation of Scientific Credit in Research Teams".

26-04-2016 Papageorgiadis N., University of Liverpool Management School, "International Patent Systems Strength 1998-2011".

12-04-2016 Zhen L., Penn State University, "Impacts of the NIH Public Access Policy on Knowledge Diffusion".

16-02-2016 Berry D., University of Edinburgh, “Putting history to work in plant IP: synbio, agroecology, and the future of farming”.

26-01-2016 Charnley B., St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, "Miss Ormerod’s feeling for Community" .

15-12-2015 Moreira S., IESE Business School, "Evading the boomerang effect: Using the Grant-Back clause to prevent loss of

advantage to licensing partners".

24-11-2015 Della Malva A., University of Leuven, "Voluntary disclosure and technological competition".

17-11-2015 Lazaridis G., EPO, "EPO Procedures and the Unitary Patent".

26-10-2015 Lekkas T., "Copying Software in the 1980s: an illegal practice or an aspect of computer use?"

21-05-2015 Svensson R., RIIE, "The Value of R&D: Can we use patent data to predict innovation?".

14-05-2015 Göktepe-Hultén D., University of Lund, "University patenting in Europe; Does faculty ownership of Intellectual Property

impede university technology transfer?" .

07-05-2015 Martin K., Fleming Institute, "Technology transfer at the Fleming Institute".

01-04-2015 Kolympiris C., University of Bath, "Geographic distance between venture capitalists and investees and the value of quality


18-03-2015 Grimpe C., Copenhagen Business school, "Markets for technology and the importance of firm-specific search for innovation


28-01-2015 Bottis M., "Patenting drugs".

17-12-2014 Rozakis S., AUA, "Research funding and academic output: The case of Agricultural University of Athens".

19-11-2014 Arapostathis E., University of Athens, "Industrial property, law and the politics of invention in Greece, 1900-1987".

04/06/2014 Panagopoulos A. 'A new way of incentivizing startup patenting"

21/05/2014 Brown A. "An introduction to pharmaceutical patenting, the case of PharmAthen".

30/04/2014 Sideri K. "Legal norms and patent policy".

12/03/2014 Stamatopoulos G. "Licensing non-linear technologies".

19/02/ 2014 Drivas K. "Using renewals in identifying the industries that rely on strategic patenting".

29/01/2014 Economidou C. "Knowledge flows and local innovation activity".

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