IP Days 2021

Thursday and Friday,
July 29-30, 2021
Hosted virtually by TPRI @ BU Law

Intellectual property rights provide incentives to innovate, but those incentives depend crucially on the administrative and legal processes that determine the scope of inventors’ rights. How well do administrative processes like patent examination work? How do they shape inventors’ behavior? What are the implications for follow-on innovation and diffusion of new technology?

We had presentations of the latest research on these topics and more, including a panel discussion with academic and industry experts on patent prosecution, at TPRI’s fifth annual IP Days conference, July 29-30, 2021.


Thursday, July 29

(All times Eastern Daylight Time)

Introduction (9.45 – 10.00am)

Panel 1: Welcome to IP Days 2021 (10.00 – 11.00am) (video)

    Panel 2: Quality of Disclosure in US Patents (11.30am – 12.30pm) (video)

    Panel 3: Technology Diffusion (1.00 – 2.00pm) (video)

    Friday, July 30

    Panel 4: Standard Essential Patents (10.00 – 11.30am) (video)

      Panel 5: Patent Prosecution – Process, Strategies and Outcomes (12.00pm – 1.30pm) (video)

        Panel 6: Patent Prosecution Practitioner Panel (2.00 – 3.00pm) (video)