nep-ipr New Economics Papers
on Intellectual Property Rights
Issue of 2013‒09‒06
two papers chosen by
Giovanni Ramello
Universita' Amedeo Avogadro

  1. Patents as indicators for knowledge generation and diffusion in mechanical engineering and green biotechnology: A first assessment By Neuhäusler, Peter; Frietsch, Rainer
  2. Patent Licensing in Spatial Models By Yuanzhu Lu; Sougata Poddar

  1. By: Neuhäusler, Peter; Frietsch, Rainer
    Abstract: This study includes two expert reports, which are based on each other. At the core of the first expertise is the analysis of the patent application structures within the technological field of mechanical engineering and their evolution over time at an international level. Secondly, building on the first expertise, a field comparison of mechanical engineering and green biotechnology is performed with the help of a patent analysis. --
    Date: 2013
  2. By: Yuanzhu Lu (China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics, China); Sougata Poddar (Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Law, Auckland University of Technology)
    Abstract: We show that a two-part tariff licensing contract is always optimal to the insider patentee in spatial models irrespective of the size of the innovation or any pre-innovation cost asymmetries. The result provides a simple justification of the prevalence of two-part tariff licensing contracts in industries.
    Keywords: Salop Model, Hotelling Model, Costs, Innovation,PAtent Licensing
    JEL: D43 D45 L13
    Date: 2013–07

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