Workshop on the Disclosure Function of the Patent System 2015.3.7

Workshop on the Disclosure Function of the Patent System 2015.3.7

Date: March 7th (Saturday) 2015
Time: 13:00 pm to 17:30 pm
Venue: First Floor of National Center of Sciences Building (Gakujutsu Sogo Center)
(Chiyoda Campus of Hitotsubashi University,
2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, Japan))
About a 4-minute walk from Exit 1b of Takebashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Subway Tozai Line

Preliminary Program:

13:00  Keynote speeches  (40 minutes each, 20 minutes Q&A)
Chair    Sadao Nagaoka
(1) “Do inventors value secrecy in patenting? Evidence from the American Inventor’s Protection Act of 1999,”
Stuart GRAHAM, Georgia Institute of Technology and USPTO

(2) “Patent systems and citation metrics,”
Bruno VAN POTTELSBERGHE, Dean, Solvay Business School

15:00  Coffee

15:30  Presentations of work in progress  (25 minutes each, 15 minutes Q&A)
Chair  Yosuke Okada
(1) “Effects of early patent disclosure on knowledge: evidence from the impact of   introducing Pre-Grant Publication System in the United States,”
Yoshimi OKADA, Hitotsubashi University

(2)  “Effects of early initiation of patent examination on the examination quality,”

(3)  “Use of grace period and its impact on knowledge flow: evidence from Japan,”
Sadao NAGAOKA, Hitotsubashi University

17:30 Closing

This research project is supported by the JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research JSPS(B:26285055). We would like to thank for this.

Please contact chosa(at) by 10:00 March 3. Please write
“March 7th Workshop” in the subject field and send the following information.
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