Conference on IT innovation 2004.12.13-14

Conference on IT Innovation 2004.12.13-12.14
Conference on IT Innovation
Date: December 13th abd 14th 2004ren
Venue: Sano-Shoin Hall at Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi, Tokyo, Japan
Supported by the Japan Patent Office
    IPR, Standards and Competition Policy for Cumulative Innovation
    9:15 Welcoming remark: Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University)
An Address: Kunihiko Shimano (Director of Academic I.P. Advancement Office,
         General Affairs Department, Japan Patent Office)

Session #1: IPR and standards

  Chair: Hideshi Itoh ( Hitotsubashi University)

9:30 to 10:45: Lead paper “Digital Rights Management and the Pricing of Digital Products”
  Suzanne Scotchmer (University of California, Berkeley)
  Discussant: Kazuharu Kiyono (Waseda University)
11:00 to 12:00: Coalition formation for a consortium standard through a standard body and a
            patent pool: theory and some evidence from MPEG, DVD and 3G standard

  Reiko Aoki (Hitotsubashi University) and Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University)
  Discussant: Suzanne Scotchmer (University of California, Berkeley)
12:00 to 13:00: Emergence of essential patents in technical standards: implications of the
            continuation and divisional application systems and the written description

  Masayoshi Omachi (Hitotsubashi University)
  Discussant: John Walsh (University of Illinois at Chicago)

    Session # 2: IPR and competition
  Chair: Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University)

14:00 to 15:15: Lead Paper “Creative Destruction in the PC Industry
  Timothy Bresnahan (Stanford University )
  Discussant: Hiroyuki Odagiri (Hitotsubashi University)
15:30 to 16:30: Does file sharing reduce the music CD sales? – A case of Japan-
  Tatsuo Tanaka (Keio University)
  Discussant: Yosuke Okada (Hitotsubashi University)
16:30 to 17:30: “Antitrust analysis of US, EU, and Japanese Microsoft cases: How to regulate
 abusive conduct by a holder of dominant platform software”
  Toshiaki Takigawa (Kansai University)
  Discussant: Jiro Tamura (Keio University)

    Creation and Diffusion of IT Innovation
    9:15 to 10:30
Keynote Speech: “Information Technology and the World Economy”
  Dale W. Jorgenson (Harvard University)

Session #1: Technology drivers for IT innovation
  Chair: Kazuyuki Motohash (University of Tokyo)

10:45 to 12:00: Lead paper “Moore’s law and the economics of semiconductor price trends”
  Kenneth Flamm (University of Texas at Austin)
  Discussant: Hiroshi Ohashi (University of Tokyo)
12:00 to 13:00: Patent quality, cumulative innovation and market value+ Do speed, science
            linkage, focus and new entry matter in IT inventions? “

  Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University)
  Discussant: Shigeru Asaba (Gakushuin University)
14:00 to 15:00: “Complexity and limit of organization faced by science-based industries in
            Japan: cases of microlithography industry”

  Hiroyuki Chuma (Hitotsubashi University)
  Discussant: Jun Saito (Nikon Corporation)

Session #2: Innovations in IT using industry
  Chair: Hiroyuki Odagiri (Hitotsubashi University)

15:15 to 16:15: “Firm level analysis of information network use and performance:
           U.S. vs. Japan”

  B K. Atrostic (U.S. Census Bureau), Kazuyuki Motohashi (University of Tokyo) and Sang
   Nguyen (U.S. Census Bureau)
  Discussant: Kenneth Flamm (University of Texas at Austin)
16:15 to 17:15: The Economic impacts of ICT- A European Perspective
  Dirk Pilat (OECD)
  Discussant: Dale W. Jorgenson (Harvard University)
17:15 to 18:15: “IT, Enterprise Reform and Productivity in Chinese Manufacturing Firms” 
  Kazuyuki Motohashi (University of Tokyo) and Ximing Yue(Chinese Academy of Social
  Discussant: Sanghoon Ahn (Hitotsubashi University)