851-0735-09L  Workshop & Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersS. Bechtold, H. Gersbach, A. Heinemann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


851-0735-09 SWorkshop & Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation
**together with University of Zurich**
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Unregelmässige Veranstaltung.
2 hrs
Tue16:15-18:00UNI ZH .
Wed16:15-18:00IFW A 32.1 »
S. Bechtold, H. Gersbach, A. Heinemann

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AbstractThis series is a joint project by ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. It provides an overview of interdisciplinary research on intellectual property, innovation, antitrust and technology policy. Scholars from law, economics, management and related fields give a lecture and/or present their current research. All speakers are internationally well-known experts from Europe, the U.S. and beyond.
ObjectiveAfter the workshop and lecture series, participants should be acquainted with interdisciplinary approaches towards intellectual property, innovation, antitrust and technology policy research. They should also have an overview of current topics of international research in these areas.
ContentThe workshop and lecture series will present a mix of speakers who represent the wide range of current social science research methods applied to intellectual property, innovation, antitrust policy and technology policy issues. In particular, theoretical models, empirical and experimental research as well as legal research methods will be represented.
Lecture notesPapers discussed in the workshop and lecture series are posted in advance on the course web page.
LiteratureWilliam Landes / Richard Posner, The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law, 2003
Suzanne Scotchmer, Innovation and Incentives, 2004
Peter Menell / Suzanne Scotchmer: Intellectual Property Law, in: Polinsky / Shavell (eds.), Handbook of Law and Economics, Volume 2, Amsterdam 2007, pp. 1471-1570
Bronwyn Hall / Nathan Rosenberg (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, 2 volumes, Amsterdam 2010
Bronwyn Hall / Dietmar Harhoff, Recent Research on the Economics of Patents, 2011
Paul Belleflamme / Martin Peitz, Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies, Cambridge, 2nd edition 2015
Robert Merges, Economics of Intellectual Property Law, in Parisi (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Law & Economics, Volume 2, 2017

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersS. Bechtold, H. Gersbach, A. Heinemann
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationStudents must cumulatively 1. attend 11 lectures/workshops on the program, 2. write a graded comment (2 pages minimum) on one of the lecture/workshop papers, and 3. provide two questions each on four of the presented papers in advance on a Moodle platform, and 4. participate actively in the course.

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