Innovation Information Initiative

Adam B. Jaffe, Bronwyn H. Hall, Osmat Azzam Jefferson, Samuel J. Klein, Matt Marx, and Bhaven N. Sampat, Organizers

December 6-7, 2019


Royal Sonesta Hotel
Longfellow Suites
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, December 6
4:00 pm
Introduction and Overview of the Initiative
Adam B. Jaffe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
4:30 pm
Initially Funded Data Construction Projects
Chair: Adam B. Jaffe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Samuel J. Klein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prior Art
Osmat Azzam Jefferson, Queensland University of Technology

A Public Innovation Dataverse
Matt Marx, Boston University and NBER

Toward a Complete Set of Patent References to Science
Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Ecole polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Linking Products to Patents
5:45 pm
Adjourn
6:15 pm
Reception and Dinner, Parkview Room
Saturday, December 7
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
8:30 am
Disambiguation
Chair: Bronwyn H. Hall, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Ashish Arora, Duke University and NBER
Sharon Belenzon, Duke University and NBER
Lia Sheer, Duke University

The Role of Company Names and Ownership Changes in the Dynamic Reassignments of Patents
Deyun Yin, World Intellectual Property Organization

Challenges and Solutions in the Construction of Chinese Patent Database (slides)
Lisa D. Cook, Michigan State University and NBER

Race, Ethnicity, and Patenting: USPTO’s New Data Collection Effort
9:30 am
Break
9:45 am
Text Analysis
Chair: Samuel J. Klein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Martina Iori, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies

The Complexity of Knowledge
Mitsuru Igami, Yale University

Mapping Firms' Locations in Technological Space (slides)
Jeffrey M. Kuhn, University of North Carolina

Applications of Textual Similarity to Measure Construction and Evaluation
Dominique Guellec, Observatoire des Sciences et Techniques

Novelty and Impact
11:00 am
Break
11:30 am
Other Patent Data Endeavors and Complementarity with I3
Chair: Osmat Azzam Jefferson, Cambia
Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Andrew Toole, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Ian Wetherbee, Google
12:15 pm
Wrap-up: Goals, Mission and Priorities for I3
Chair: Adam B. Jaffe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Bronwyn H. Hall, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Elisabeth Ruth Perlman, Bureau of the Census
Bhaven N. Sampat, Columbia University and NBER
Heidi L. Williams, Stanford University and NBER
1:00 pm
Adjourn
Lunch - Restaurant Dante