EPIP 2016 Call for Papers

The 11th annual EPIP Conference will be held at Pembroke College in Oxford, UK.

The conference will bring together scholars, including doctoral students, working on economics, management and law with a focus on intellectual property. It will foster an inter-disciplinary exchange of knowledge. Sessions will include contributed papers, keynote presentations and panel discussions. Please forward this information to any interested colleagues, friends, and doctoral students. We welcome contributions from across the world.

Conference dates: September 3rd (Saturday), 4th (Sunday) and 5th (Monday), 2016
Venue: Pembroke College, Oxford, UK
Final paper submission deadline: 13 March, 2016
Notification of acceptance: 2 May, 2016


Local Hosts

Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University


Key Sponsors

  • United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office
  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne
  • European Centre for Shared Complex Challenges, University of Melbourne
  • Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology



The session topics would include:

  • Trade Marks - Uses and Abuses
  • Patents - Uses and Abuses
  • Copyright - Uses and Abuses
  • Plant Breeders' Rights
  • Design Rights - Uses and Abuses
  • Europe and the West Pacific
  • Using and Improving IP Databases
  • The Internationalisation of Research and IP Rights
  • The Role of IP in International Development
  • IP and Science
  • Improving Patent Systems
  • History of IP Rights
  • IP and Migration
  • The Relationship Between IP and Innovation
  • Internationalisation of IP Laws and Practices
  • Regional Trade Agreements and IP Rights
  • The Role of International Institutions in the Development of IP Law and Policy

Submission Details

We invite interested authors to submit your extended abstracts (of up to 3 pages in length) or a full paper by 13 March, 2016. You can submit your paper at the Paper Submission page here.

You may also submit a proposal for a full session, which should include a short description of the session theme, title, 3 papers (or extended abstracts) and the name of the organiser and contact details. If you wish to propose a Themed Session please email the proposal to mwadams@swin.edu.au for consideration. Please indicate the details set out above in the correspondence.  While we will consider accepting any theme significantly related to intellectual property, we prefer sessions with the presenters covering regional or global issues.

Submissions must be made in English.

The EPIP2016 Committee for the conference will evaluate the submissions and the results will be emailed by 2 May, 2016.