The Economics of Innovation and Development: On September 26 and 27, Harvard Law School hosted the “Innovation, Justice and Globalization” conference, which focused on six themes: the economics of innovation and development; whether antitrust and competition law trust intellectual property law too much; the “puzzles” of overlapping and hybrid intellectual property rights; the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the role of intellectual property rights in developing countries; challenges facing the digital commons; non-voluntary licensing of pharmaceutical patents; and property rights versus liability rules — theories and practical implications. Panelists included experts from government and international/inter-governmental organizations, as well as faculty from the Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Harvard Law School Professor Terry Fisher delivered welcome remarks. The opening panel, titled “The Economics of Innovation and Development,” was chaired by Padmashree Gehl Sampath, a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
0:00 Opening Remarks by Terry Fisher
15:30 Presentations by
Carsten Fisk, “The Role of IP in Industrial Policies: Evidence from Chile”
Josh Lerner, “Incentivizing Disclosure in Standard-Essential Patents”
Keith Maskus, “Do IP-Related Preferential Trade Agreements Actually Affect Trade?”
Bhavan Sampat, “TRIPS, Patents, and Drug Prices”