Call for Papers

[Please note, the call for papers for EPIP 2015 is now closed]

Conference Theme

The conference will explore the role of Intellectual Property (IP) in the Creative Economy, with a focus on copyright, data and the changing economics of the digital world. Conceptual and methodological overlaps with the traditional topics of EPIP relating to patents and technological innovation are particularly encouraged.

This is a peer-reviewed conference. We welcomed submissions of Full Papers and Proposals for Themed Sessions of 3-4 papers. We also considered Extended Abstracts.

Proposals for a themed session named the organiser, three speakers that have agreed to participate (supported by abstracts for each paper), and a brief rationale for the session (one paragraph).

Deadline for submissions: May 20, 2015 (1700 BST)
Notification of acceptance: June 12, 2015 (1700 BST)

Topics of Interest Include:

  • IP and Economics of digitisation
  • IP and the digital single market
  • Copyright evidence and reform
  • Collecting societies
  • Big data (access, ownership, regulation)
  • Geographical indications
  • IP in pharmaceutical industry (supplementary protection)
  • Enforcement (preventive schemes in supply-side chain)
  • Standards and pools (standard essential patents, transparency in standardization)
  • Utility models, small patents
  • The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court
  • IP Litigation
  • IP and open innovation
  • IP and competition policy
  • IP and governance
  • IP and other incentives to innovate
  • IP and contract law
  • IP licensing
  • IP and science
  • IP and data protection
  • IP and measurement of intangible assets
  • IP and venture capital
  • Designs
  • Trade marks