Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital



Consortium for Competitiveness and Cooperation (CCC) 2018 Conference

March 2-4, 2018
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

This conference will take place at Berkeley-Haas to commemorate the 25 years of annual meetings of the Consortium for Competitiveness and Cooperation. The celebration will take place during the full day of Friday March 2, 2018. The Doctoral Student Consortium activities will begin on Saturday, March 3rd in the morning, and conclude at noon on Sunday, March 4th, 2018. Click Here for the Conference Agenda.

ICC Conference: Beyond Technological Innovation and Diffusion

The Drivers of Economic Change and Economic Coordination:
from Knowledge and Technology to Organizational  Learning and Industrial Dynamics

December 12-14, 2016
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

This conference addresses the two major interpretative questions which cut across the history of economic discipline: first, the drivers which sustain for the first time in human history the secular growth in the industrialized part of the world, and, second, what keeps together -with varying degrees of “orderly” success- a complex system made up by multiple heterogeneous interacting agents. It builds on the success of the Conference on Innovation and Diffusion in Venice, 1986, a landmark in the development of the Economic of Innovation as a distinct and a rich domain of investigation of economic analysis – featuring many of the contributors to the field and more generally to the analysis of economic dynamics driven by technological and organizational change.

Antitrust, Standard Essential Patents, and the Fallacy of the Anticommons Tragedy:
Legal, and Industrial Policy Concerns

October 29, 2016
Faculty Club, University of California, Berkeley

This symposium aims to bring together scholars (and professionals) who are interested in legal, economic, business, and technological issues with respect to the benefits, costs and legal frameworks attached to standard essential patents and the standards development (as compared to standard setting) process.

Workshop on “Standards Setting and IPR: United States and China”

March 28, 2016
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

This workshop discussed investment in standard setting and the formation of IPR policies related to standards in the United States and in China, including an open and informal round-table discussion on Investment in standards setting in China, Formation of Standards IPR policy in China, and the recent IPR policy discussions in global standards bodies.

Intellectual Property Issues in a Global Context: Management & Policy Concerns

July 14, 2015
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

The new Tusher Initiative for Management of Intellectual Capital launched with an inaugural one-day conference at the Faculty Club on the Berkeley campus on July 14th. Keynote speakers included David Kappos, former Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from 2009 to 2013 and Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the USPTO. The purpose of the conference was to highlight, from a management and policy perspective, emerging intellectual property issues where a domestic focus may obscure international ramifications. Ths goal is to help shape policy in the US and abroad in a manner which assists, maintains, and enhances innovation and creative activity by protecting and enhancing a reward structure that draws forth the investment necessary to support innovation and other creative activity.