5 July 2017

IPSDM Conference
14-15 November 2017 - Mexico City, Mexico

This year’s IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) conference will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, on 14-15 November 2017, co-organised by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Focus of the Conference
The IPSDM conference aims to discuss how intellectual property data, statistics and analysis are used and can be used to inform decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, and to identify key information needs and possible shortcomings.

The 2017 IPSDM conference will discuss the latest empirical evidence based on IP statistics related to:
•    IP and the digital transformation of economies and societies
•    IP, big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
•    IP and Industry 4.0: which role?
•    IP valuation and IP transactions
•    IP and trade: the role of intellectual property in global value chains
•    Trade Secrets and IP: which relationship?
•    IP bundles, strategic behaviours and competition in global and digital markets
•    The economic impact of IP system harmonisation
•    Patent policy optimisation: which incentives? Which tools?

Scientific Committee
The Scientific Committee of the 2017 IPSDM conference features:
•    Iain Cockburn, Boston University (United States)
•    Alberto Galasso, University of Toronto (Canada)
•    Claudia Gonzalez Brambila, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Mexico)
•    Dietmar Harhoff, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Germany)
•    Keith Maskus, University of Colorado (United States)
•    Mark Schankerman, London School of Economics (United Kingdom)
•    Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University (United States)
•    Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan School of Management (United States)

Target Audience
The event is targeted at decision-makers from the public and private sector, academics, analysts, practitioners, IP service firms and other experts dealing with innovation, intangible assets, academic entrepreneurship, enterprise dynamics, competition, trade and science and technology-related issues.

Researchers interested in the topics listed above or in any IP-relevant analytical and/or statistical issue are invited to submit an electronic version of their paper, or an extended abstract of at least three pages, to Please feel free to circulate this call for papers among your contacts and all those that may be interested in participating in the event.

Submissions of papers:  8 July 2017
Notification of acceptance 20 August 2017
Full papers due by 20 October 2017
Presentations due by 07 November 2017

Registration will start on 26th June 2017 through the OECD website.
The registration fees include admission, the conference material, lunch on both days and a networking reception on Tuesday November 14, 2017.
Registration fees: 250 EUR           Student fees: 100 EUR
NB Presenters of papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be exempted from paying the registration fees.