Bruno van Pottelsberghe
Former Non-Resident Fellow,
Bruno van Pottelsberghe joined Bruegel as a Senior Resident Fellow in November 2007. His research for Bruegel focuses on the effectiveness of several policy tools (R&D subsidies, R&D tax credits, intellectual property, public research and regulatory policies) aimed at stimulating innovation in Europe.
He was the Chief Economist of the European Patent Office (EPO) from November 2005 to the end of 2007. Since 1999 he has been a professor at the Brussels University (U.L.B.). As holder of the Solvay S.A. Chair of Innovation, he teaches courses related to the economics and management of innovation and intellectual property.
He is also an adviser of the President and the Rector of the U.L.B. for technology transfer issues.
Should we revisit the patent system for pharmaceutical products?
Analysis of the legal issues with the current IP system for regulated market authorisations for pharmaceutical products, as well as its economic effec
The policy dilemma of the unitary patent
This paper provides new evidence about the budgetary consequences – for patent offices – of the coexistence of the forthcoming Unitary Patent (UP) wit
The Unitary patent: challenges still ahead
On December 11th the European Parliament approved the proposal made by the Competitiveness Council at Ministerial level to create a “unitary” patent t