The 19th Annual Conference of European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Association will take place between Wednesday 11 and Friday 13, September 2024 (with the preceding PhD workshop in the afternoon of Tuesday 10 September 2024) in beautiful Pisa, Italy. The conference – hosted by Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, in cooperation with University of Pisa – will bring together both young and senior scholars in the fields of economics, law, management and political science, as well as stakeholders and policymakers for theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented presentations and discussions on intellectual property protection, science and innovation.
This year’s overarching theme of the conference is “Intellectual property and the future of the data economy”. Although recently in the EU there has been a lot of discussion around the access, sharing, and re-use of private and public data, IP and its relationship with data regulations has been partially left aside. EPIP 2024 will aim to take into consideration the most recent innovation in the field and explore with a multidisciplinary approach the main trends and challenges raised by the new data economy.
Moreover, in line with EPIP tradition, the conference will focus on a wider range of additional leading topics and themes related to IP, such as “the role of IP in shaping sustainable innovation systems”, “IP, diversity and inclusion”, “The impact of new technologies on IP law” and many more.
All these topics raise fundamental questions which have long been at the core of CREATe’s research agenda, an affinity translated in the long-standing relationship with EPIP. CREATe had the honour to host EPIP 10th annual conference in 2015 at the University of Glasgow, where the role of Intellectual Property in the Creative Economy was explored. As CREATe is now defined as the “Centre for Regulation of the Creative Economy”, the EPIP conference offers an excellent opportunity to look at the future of IP-related legal and economic research.
Submissions on the overarching theme and additional topics and themes are welcome by 30 April 2024. You can find more information on the EPIP website here.