Scroll down for a list of all seminars presented by TECHNIS in the last years.

2021-22 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 the 19th of Oct. 2021, 11:00 GMT, Stuart Hogarth, Cambridge University
  • Tuesday the 9th of Nov. 2021, 11:00 GMT,  Gianluca Carnabuci, ESMT Berlin
  • Tuesday the 23th of Nov. 2021, 11:00 GMT, Roberto Fontana, University of Pavia
  • Tuesday the 30th of Nov. 2021, 11:00 GMT, Guido Cozzi, University of St. Gallen
  • Tuesday the 14th of Dec. 2021, 11:00 GMT, Behrang Kianzad, University of Copenhagen
  • Tuesday the 25th of Jan. 2022, 11:00 GMT, Christina Theodoraki, Toulouse Business School
  • Tuesday the 15th of Feb. 2022, 11:00 GMT, Elena Novelli, Cass Business School
  • Tuesday the 1st of Mar. 2022, 15:00 GMT, Stefan Bechtold, ETH Zurich
  • Tuesday the 15th of Mar. 2022, 11:00 GMT, Emeric Henry, Sciences Po University
  • Tuesday the 12th of  Apr. 2022, 11:00 GMT, Jocelyn Bosse, University of Reading
  • Tuesday the 10th of  May, 2022, 11:00 GMT, Phoebe Li, Sussex University
  • Tuesday the 24th of  May 2022, 15:00 GMT Haris Durrani, Columbia Law School & Princeton University 

2020-21 TECHNIS web seminars

  • Tuesday the 6th of October 2020, Sandro Mendonça, ISCTE Business School, Portugal. Title:"The appropriateness of patent statistics: Their development and diffusion in the wake of the influential work of Zvi Griliches".
  • Tuesday the 20th of October 2020, Tanya Aplin, King's College London. Title: "The limits of EU trade secret protection".
  • Tuesday the 10th of November 2020, Leonidas Aristodemou, Cambridge University. Title: "Crisis-Critical IP challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic".
  • Tuesday the 24th of November 2020, Christian Kiedaisch, University of Namur, Belgium. Title: "Superstar Innovators and the Effect of IP Rights on Innovation".
  • Tuesday the 8th of December 2020, Carys J. Craig, York University, Canada. Title: "The Death of the AI Author".
  • Tuesday the 19th of January, 2021, Rossella Salandra, University of Bath, UK. Title: "Does Rivalry Influence Selective Reporting? A Competitive Dynamics Perspective on Comparative Trials for Antidepressant Drugs".
  • Tuesday the 16th of February 2021, Viola Prifti, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin. Title: "The Concept of “Essentially Derived Variety”. How Do EU Courts Decide?".
  • Tuesday the 2nd of March, 2021, Efstathios Arapostathis, University of Athens. Title: "Assetizing Food: Omics, Knowledge Management and Technoscientific Capitalism in Greece".
  • Tuesday the 16th of March 2021, Paula Criscuolo, Imperial College, London. Title: "Organization Structure of Development and Firm Innovation".
  • Tuesday the 11th of May 2021, Yassine Lefouli, Toulouse School of Economics. Title: "Mergers and Demand-Enhancing Innovation".
  • Tuesday the 8th of June 2021, Peter Gianiodis, Duquesne University, USA. Title: The Death and Rebirth of the Entrepreneurial University Model".

2019-20 TECHNIS web seminars

  • Tuesday15th of October 2019, Valeriya VlasovaInstitute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, Russia. Title: "Innovation and cooperation additionality of innovation policy: empirical evidence from Russian manufacturing". 
  • Tuesday 5th of November 2019 Xan Chacko,TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, Australia.

    Title: "Protection or Prohibition: The Awkward Reconciliation of Intellectual Property and Biodiversity Conservation".

  • Tuesday 26th of November 2019, Valentina Tartari, Copenhagen Business School. Title: "The Demand for Science Funding".
  • Tuesday 14th of January 2020, Dimitrios Zormpas, University of Bologna. Title:"Excess returns in Public-Private Partnerships: Do governments pay too much?".
  • Tuesday 28th of January 2020, John Liddicoat, University of Cambridge. Title: "The Effects of Myriad and Mayo on Molecular Test Development in the US and Europe: Interviews from the Frontline".
  • Tuesday 18th of February 2020, Albert Roger, ZEW. Title: "Estimating Technological Gains and Losses from International Environmental Agreements: the Case of Stock Pollutants".
  • Tuesday 17th of March 2020, Jan Kinne, ZEW. Title: "Web-based innovation indicators"
  • Tuesday 31st of March 2020, Christian Helmers, Santa Clara University, USA. Title: "Submarine Trademarks" (this seminar will take place at 15:00 London time).
  • Tuesday 5th of May 2020, Sara Gerke, Harvard Law School. Title: "Ethical and Legal Issues of Health AI and COVID-19" (this seminar will take place at 15:00 London time).
  • Tuesday 19th of May 2020, Neethu Rajam, University of Copenhagen, Seminar Cancelled due to COVID. 
  • Tuesday 9th of May 2020, Daria Kim, Max-Planck Institute for Competition and Innovation. Title: "Incentives in the Data Economy as a Case on Knowledge Externalities".


2018-19 TECHNIS web seminars 

  • Tuesday 15th of January 2019 @ 12:00 GMT, Nicholas Vonortas, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, USA. Title: "An Economic Appraisal of Microgravity Protein Crystallization for Drug Development".
  • Tuesday 29th of January 2019 @ 12:00 GMT, Jacob S. Sherkow, Innovation Center for Law and Technology, New York Law School, USA. Title: "The Pick-And-Shovel Play: Bioethics For Gene-Editing Vector Patents".
  • Tuesday 12th of February 2019 @ 12:00 GMT, Devrim Göktepe-HulténDepartment of Business Administration, Lund University, Sweden. Title: "Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Academic Community: Review & Stylized Facts".
  • Tuesday 19th of March 2019 @ 12:00 GMT, Naomi Hawkins, University of Exeter, UK. Title: "Patents and genomic medicine".
  • Tuesday 7th of May 2019 @ 12:00 GMT, Vincenzo Denicolò, University of Bologna. Title: "Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Pricing and Collusion".
  • Tuesday the 21st of May 2019 @ 15:00 GMT, Alan Marco, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Title: "Patent Citations Reexamined". 

2017-18 TECHNIS web seminars

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

Tue, 16th of October 2018 @ 12:00 GMT, Kyriakos Drivas, University of Piraeus. Title: “Trademark Opposition and Proximity”

Tue, 6th of November 2018 @ 16:00 GMT, Corinne Langinier, University of Alberta, Canada. Title: "Green Technology and Patents in the Presence          of Green Consumers".

Tue,y 20th of November 2018 @ 13:00 GMT, Timo Minssen, Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law, Denmark. Title: "AI in the            Medical Sciences & the Lex Machina".

Tue, 4th of December 2018 @ 12:00 GMT, Abdullah Gök, Strathclyde Business School, UK. Title: Seminar Cancelled.

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".