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Take Eat Easy (2). La parole au fondateur

By 13 February 2017 0

Dans ce deuxième volet de la série consacrée à la plateforme Take Eat Easy, IPdigIT donne la parole à Adrien Roose, un des co-fondateurs de la plateforme, qui fut aussi son dernier CEO. (Le premier article de la série présente quelques balises économiques pour comprendre l’économie des plateformes dites ‘P2P’; le troisième s’interroge sur la soutenabilité du […]

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Take Eat Easy (1). Une histoire à partager

By 7 February 2017 0

Quand on parle de “l’économie du partage”, on se concentre généralement sur les quelques success-stories (ou supposées comme telles) que sont Uber et Airbnb. Or, il faut savoir partager aussi les histoires de semi-réussites ou d’échecs, car il y a autant – si pas plus – à apprendre d’elles. Tel est le parti pris de cette série d’articles, […]

Tendances économiques de la médiatisation

By 31 January 2017 1

Le 15 novembre 2016 s’est tenue à Mines ParisTech la conférence ‘Médiatiser l’innovation’ (le programme se trouve ici). Cet article en fait le compte-rendu. Un besoin d’ordre La publicité suit l’évolution des médias. Tous les jours apparaissent de nouvelles techniques, de nouveaux supports, de nouveaux moyens d’adapter la communication de marques soucieuses de parler à chaque […]

Beware of the ‘mutant copyrights’ in a trademarked culture!

By 4 November 2016 0

The European Copyright Society (ECS) was founded in January 2012 with the aim of creating a platform for critical and independent scholarly thinking on European Copyright Law. Its members include scholars and academics from various countries of the European Union, seeking to promote their views of the overall public interest. The ECS has recently prepared an […]

Plain packaging, trademark protection and Investment Treaties: Get ready!

By 3 November 2016 33

The obligation of using plain packaging for tobacco products, i. e. the requirement to remove or substantially reduce the appeal of the brand on the packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products, has generated a lot of public debate, including about the effectiveness of such regulation (see here a summary of the debate in particular […]

Uberisation : quelques clés pour mieux comprendre

By 4 September 2016 1

Dans un article récent, le journal Le Monde explique comment Ben Becker et Elliot Glass, deux Américains actifs dans le monde de la publicité, ont habilement trompé leur monde en orchestrant une campagne de lancement pour une fausse application, prétendument destinée à devenir un Uber pour crottes de chien: Pooper est l’une de ces start-up que nous […]

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Understanding the strategies of crowdfunding platforms

By 15 July 2016 0

(This article, co-authored by Paul Belleflamme, Nessrine Omrani and Martin Peitz, has been published in the CESIfo DICE Report of June 2016, which also presents five other articles on crowdfunding.) Crowdfunding can be seen as an open call made through the Internet to provide financial resources to support new ventures. Several forms of crowdfunding coexist, […]

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What is ‘patent holdup’? Should it be regulated? If yes, how?

By 4 June 2016 0

On January 6, 2016, the Liège Competition and Innovation Institute (LCII) organized a half-day conference around the question: “Regulating Patent ‘Holdup’?” (you can find the program and the slides of the presentations here; you can also read the full summary of the proceedings). The organizers kindly invited me to close the conference by giving some concluding remarks. […]

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“Big Data in the Platform Economy” – A Digest of the Conference

By 31 May 2016 0

On May 13, 2016, the editors of IPdigIT organized a one-day conference to study the growing importance of ‘Big data in the platform economy‘. To this end, they assembled a panel of experts from several disciplines: applied mathematics, engineering, economics, management, policy-making, and law. (You can find the general description of the conference here). The conference, […]

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Personalized Pricing: “Big Data is watching you!”

By 18 May 2016 0

Until recently, the idea of first-degree price discrimination was just a theoretical concept resting in standard microeconomics textbooks, as the strategic implementation of such practices was often unfeasible. On the one hand, firms were unable to identify how much money each consumer would be willing to pay for the products they were selling. On the […]