5th Technology & Innovation Community Meeting on “Intellectual Property Strategies” at the KU Leuven – November 29, 2017

The 5th Technology & Innovation Community meeting will be hosted by the Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSIE) at the KU Leuven and focus on the theme “Intellectual Property Strategies”. Please find the agenda below.

We (Rene Belderbos, Linde Colen, Stijn Kelchtermans, Bart Leten, Bart Van Looy, Hans Berends and Philipp Tuertscher) hope very much that you will be able to join the meeting.

If you plan to attend, please register using this link before November 22. Thank you!


13.00-13.30     Arrival and coffee/tea
13.30-13.40     Bart Leten (KU Leuven)
Welcome and introduction of program
13.40-14.15     Stijn Kelchtermans (KU Leuven)
                        Do licensors learn from out-licensing? Empirical
evidence from the pharmaceutical industry

(joint work with Bart Leten, Maarten Rabijns, Massimo Riccaboni)
14.15-14.50     Marta Arroyabe (University of Luxembourg)
Patent expiration as an acquisition motive in the
pharmaceutical industry

14.50-15.25     Annika Lorenz (University Utrecht)
Navigating around IP landmines:
Exploring firms’ use of defensive IP strategies 

(joint work with Chung Jiyoon, Somaya Deepak)
15.25-15.50     Coffee/tea Break
15.50-16.25     Joseph Park (UNU Merit)
                        IPR protection and foreign R&D investment location choices:
Convergence, inventor mobility, and relative technological capability

(joint work with Rene Belderbos)
16.25-17.00     Michela Bergamini (KU Leuven)
                        Do artists really contribute to the knowledge economy?
An assessment at the level of EU 15 regions

(joint work with Bart Van Looy)
17.00-18.00     Closing and drink


About Technology & Innovation Community

The Technology and Innovation Community brings together scholars from different universities in the Netherlands and Belgium (and beyond) who share an interest in theory-informed technology and innovation research.

The goal of our meetings is that the community interactively discusses the papers and gives in-depth comments with the purpose of helping improve the manuscripts. We will be sending you another email with download links for the papers to be discussed as well as directions and other practical information a few weeks before the meeting.