Video On Demand

U.S. Technological Leadership and Patents: What Can the Data Tell Us?

August 30, 2022 • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT

The current geopolitical competition for technological leadership in critical technology areas such as AI, 5G, Biotech, Quantum Compute, has led to a plethora of news articles on which country or company is leading in which technology.

How should journalists, policy makers, judges, or informed citizens make sense of these claims? Behind the head-line commentary lies an engine of experts and business analysts employing various methodologies for dissecting big data and making sense out of it. This panel discussion unpacks the methodology behind the news and identifies the pitfalls to avoid.


Introductory Remarks and Welcome Address 
Andrei Iancu, Senior Adviser, CSIS

Panel Discussion 
Moderator: Dr. Kirti Gupta, Senior Adviser, CSIS


  • Mark Cohen, Director and Senior Fellow, Berkeley Center of Law and Technology 
  • Dr. Jonathan Putnam, CEO, Competition Dynamics
  • Dr. Tim Pohlmann, CEO, IPLytics

This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.

Andrei Iancu
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Renewing American Innovation Project
Kirti Gupta
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Renewing American Innovation Project