nep-ipr New Economics Papers
on Intellectual Property Rights
Issue of 2023‒11‒27
four papers chosen by
Giovanni Ramello, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”

  1. The Impact of Tax Differences on Intrafirm Patent Transactions By Jesse LaBelle; Ana Maria Santacreu
  2. East Asia Outpaces Other Regions in International Patenting By Jesse LaBelle; Ana Maria Santacreu
  3. The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Piracy: Do the Section 301 Pressures Matter? By Sunil Kanwar
  4. The Importance of Intellectual Humility in New Venture Teams (title of the paper) By Marieke Funck (first name last name); Slawa Tomin (first name last name of second author); Rüdiger Kabst (first name last name of third author)

  1. By: Jesse LaBelle; Ana Maria Santacreu
    Abstract: An analysis of global patent transfers found that international tax differences impact patent transactions between parent companies and foreign subsidiaries.
    Keywords: patents; patent transactions; patent transfers; taxes
    Date: 2023–06–13
  2. By: Jesse LaBelle; Ana Maria Santacreu
    Abstract: As foreign patenting continues to grow, East Asia has become both the main origin of innovations and the main destination for patent protection.
    Keywords: patents
    Date: 2022–10–03
  3. By: Sunil Kanwar (Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics)
    Abstract: This paper studies the impact that the exercise of Section 301 of the US Trade Act 1974 has had on the phenomenon of global software piracy. The US authorities use these legal provisions to pressurize countries that they consider to be providing inadequate protection to US intellectual property, and which arguably hurts US producers, investors, and innovators. Opting for a panel vector autoregression framework which allows us to treat software piracy, section 301 pressure, and intellectual property protection as endogenous, we study the piracy-section 301 pressure nexus without predicating our analysis on untenable exclusion restrictions. Using data for the period 1994-2017, we find that piracy rates do not exhibit a statistically significant response to section 301 pressure for the sample countries as a whole. The orthogonalized impulse response function adds useful detail to this insignificant response, revealing that the initial perturbation in piracy rates due to a change in section 301 status of a country quickly damps out, and returns to even keel by the third period. The forecast error variance decomposition shows that the share of the change in section 301 pressure is negligible in the total change in piracy rates, although this magnitude needs to be taken with caution, given that the variance decomposition ignores the contribution of the exogenous variables. Although US 301 pressure is not influential for the sample countries as a whole, the intellectual property protection variable appears to be strongly significant in curbing piracy. Finally, we find that the influence of Section 301 pressure on piracy is significantly stronger for countries with a US trade share exceeding the upper quartile of the distribution of US trade shares for the sample countries. JEL Codes:O3, F5, K42, O57
    Keywords: software piracy, section 301 pressure
    Date: 2023–11
  4. By: Marieke Funck (first name last name) (Paderborn University); Slawa Tomin (first name last name of second author) (Paderborn University (workplace of second author)); Rüdiger Kabst (first name last name of third author) (Paderborn University (workplace of third author))
    Abstract: In the dynamic environment of new venture teams (NVTs), where new information and diverse perspectives necessitate ongoing adaptation, intellectual humility assumes a central role. Intellectual humility is marked by openness to alternative viewpoints, recognition of the fallibility of personal beliefs and opinions, and the capacity to engage in fair and constructive negotiation. We investigate the role of intellectual humility in NVTs’ dynamics in terms of its influence on interpersonal conflict and information elaboration and how influence is distributed on the team. Our findings reveal that intellectual humility has a positive effect on the equal distribution of influence, reduces interpersonal conflict, and enhances information elaboration in NVTs. These findings expand our understanding of NVTs’ dynamics and provide valuable insights into the role of intellectual humility in the field of entrepreneurship. (abstract of the paper)
    Keywords: Intellectual humility; new venture teams; distribution of influence; interpersonal conflict; information elaboration (keywords)
    JEL: L26

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