OECD Conference on IPRs, Innovation and Economic Performance, Paris, 28-29 August 2003

June 13, 2003

Paris, 12 Jun 2003

This Conference is part of the broader project on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Economic Performance launched under the aegis of the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy at the end of 2002. The objective of the project is to provide policy-makers with factual evidence and analysis that shed light on the policy debate about IPRs, and sets out implications for the development of IPR regimes that contribute more efficiently to innovation and economic performance.

Background on the OECD IPR, Innovation and Economic Performance Project


This Conference will provide an opportunity to learn from researchers, stakeholders and policy makers in order to draw conclusions about the current and future challenges of IPR regimes.


A number of policy-oriented empirical studies undertaken by economists and legal experts, in most part especially prepared for the project, will be presented and discussed at the Conference. Results and conclusions from those studies will be tested against the views of policy makers and practitioners from the business community and PTOs in each of the six thematic sessions of the Conference:

  • Patents and economic performance: establishing the links
  • Changes in patent regimes
  • Patents and entrepreneurship
  • Patents and diffusion of technology
  • IPR for software and services
  • Current and future policy challenges

Full Agenda

OECD Page to Check for Updates


A total of 100 participants is expected from business executives, officials from Patent Offices (PTOs), policy makers, economists, legal experts and other interested parties.


This Conference is by invitation only. To obtain further information, please contact Ms. Asako Takhashi by e-mail.

Related documents: Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Innovation and Economic Performance, pdf

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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