nep-ind New Economics Papers
on Industrial Organization
Issue of 2007‒06‒23
two papers chosen by
Kwang Soo Cheong
Johns Hopkins University

  1. From Science to License: An exploratory analysis of the value of academic patents By Eleftherios Sapsalis
  2. Competition in European Telecom Markets By BISMUT, Sophie

  1. By: Eleftherios Sapsalis (Centre Emile Bernheim, Solvay Business School, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels.)
    Abstract: This paper analyses the industrial and entrepreneurial value of 334 patent families applied for by six major Belgian universities. It identifies the value determinants underlying the patent documents and highlights the positive and significant impact of collaboration and tacit scientific knowledge of the inventors’ team on the probability to get licensed. It also shows that there are technological differences between patents licensed to existing companies and the ones licensed to spin-offs. It suggests that existing companies are more likely to license technologies to be cited by academia when spin-offs exploit academic patents that are cited by the industry. These results advocate that existing companies and start-ups are two different valorisation patterns to commercialise different types of academic technologies. The paper stresses also the importance of collaboration between public and corporate research teams in order to get patent licensed. It pleads for a better management and valorisation sheme of patents co-applied for by many academic assignees and draws attention on the need to focus on academic researchers with a high scientific profile in terms of publications in order to crystallize their tacit knowledge into valuable patents.
    Keywords: Patent value, patent indicators, knowledge sources, license, spin-off.
    JEL: L24 M13 O33 O34
    Date: 2007–06
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:sol:wpaper:07-018&r=ind
  2. By: BISMUT, Sophie
    Abstract: In recent years, the European telecommunications market has witnessed major developments, with rapid expansion in access to telecommunications networks and a surge in the number of available services and applications. While many factors have contributed to the transformation of the telecommunications industry, competition has played a key role in driving telecom players to invest in new technologies, to innovate and to offer new services. Increased competitive pressure is being felt across all market segments, even though significant differences remain across services and countries. Broadband roll-out has allowed operators to offer multiple-play services, thereby transforming traditional segment boundaries and competitive market structures.
    Keywords: competition; access; convergence; multiple-play; fixed telephony; mobile services; broadband; VoIP; MVNO.
    JEL: L51 L40 L50 L41 K23 L96 L33 L94
    Date: 2006–12
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:pra:mprapa:3567&r=ind

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