04 May 2017: CEIPI-BETA-I3PM conference Film: « Intellectual Property and Digitalization - Challenges for Intellectual Property Management »


The CEIPI - BETA Project in Law and economics of Intellectual Property, in association with I3PM, organized on 4 may 2017 a one-day conference with the title Intellectual Property and Digitalization: Challenges for Intellectual Property Management. The conference addressed the revolutionary changes in the innovation system, affecting industries, universities and public institutions, resulting from the digital transformation. Three panels were devoted to “The Digital Transformation – from freedom to operate to risk management”, “Big Data - ownership and use in the digital age”, and “Patentability of technical software solutions and the exploitation model for digital innovation”.

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The conference is available on the Internet:

Intellectual Property and Digitalization : Challenges for Intellectual Property Management


Confirmed speakers included:

Keith Maskus, Chief Economist for United States State Department, Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction and Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Sean O’Connor, Boeing International Professor, Director, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy, University of Washington School of Law

Gaetan Rassenfosse, Assistant Professor, Holder of the Chair on Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Alissa Zeller, Vice President Global Intellectual Property at BASF

Aida Dolotbaeva, Legal Officer, Patent Law Division, WIPO

Francesco Lissoni, Professor of Economics at Groupe de Recherche en Économie Théorique et Appliquée (GREThA), University of Bordeaux

Cedric Manara, Senior Copyright Counsel at Google

Emmanuel de Cuenca, EP Patent Attorney, Air Liquide

Bowman Heiden, Deputy Director, Center for Intellectual Property, University of Gothenbourg

Yann Ménière, Professor or Economics MINES ParisTech, Chief Economist of the European Patent Office

Catalina Martínez, Research Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council

Ryan Abbott, Professor of Law and Health Sciences, University of Surrey

Stephanie van Wermeskerken, Head of Intellectual Property Counseling at Philips.

Claudia Jamin, Group Vice President, Head IP Operations Europe, ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd

Timo Minssen, Professor, Centre for Information and Innovation Law, University of Copenhaguen

Reto Hilty, Professor, Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Alexander J. Wurzer, Adjunct-Professor at CEIPI, Director of studies of the Master in IP Law and Management of CEIPI, Director of St einbeis Transfer Institute Intellectual Property Management

Peter Bittner, I3PM President

Christophe Geiger, Professor, Director-General of CEIPI, University of Strasbourg.

Julien Penin, Professor, BETA, University of Strasbourg.

Xavier Seuba, Senior Lecturer, CEIPI, University of Strasbourg.