Issue 2

June 2010
Articles: 

INTRODUCTION TO THE SYMPOSIUM ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INNOVATION

The academic interest in IP and innovation parallels the policy debates regarding the costs and benefits of the patent system, the potential conflicts between strict IP enforcement and the development

INNOVATION CYCLES AND LEARNING AT THE PATENT OFFICE: DOES THE EARLY PATENT GET THE DELAY?

We study the relationship between the length of patent review and the importance of inventions. We build a simple model of the U.S. patent review process.

THE DETERMINANTS OF INTERNATIONAL PATENTING FOR NINE AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY FIRMS

This paper examines international patent application decisions of nine agricultural biotechnology firms from 1990–2000 in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Patent Office, Japan and South

PATENT DAMAGES AND SPATIAL COMPETITION

We analyze price competition between a spatially differentiated product patentee and an imitator anticipating probabilistic future patent damages. We compare the performance of three damage regimes.

DOES COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT ENCOURAGE PIRACY?

When copyright enforcement is targeted at high-value buyers such as corporate and government users, the copyright holder charges super-monopoly prices, thereby encouraging low-value buyers to switch t

CONTRACTING FOR AN INNOVATION UNDER BILATERAL ASYMMETRIC INFORMATION

We analyze licensing contracts between informed innovators and developers exerting profit-increasing effort.

STRATEGIC INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND COMPETITION FOR AN IMPERFECTLY PROTECTED INNOVATION

The imperfect appropriability of revenues from innovation affects the incentives of firms to invest, and to disclose information about their innovative productivity.

INNOVATION IN VERTICALLY RELATED MARKETS

We examine the impact of vertical industry structure on upstream process innovation.

ALTERNATING MONOPOLY AND TACIT COLLUSION

This paper considers the use of the alternating monopoly strategy (AMS) as a (tacit) collusion device.

COSTLY BUYER SEARCH IN LABORATORY MARKETS WITH SELLER ADVERTISING

In this experiment, sellers simultaneously choose prices and advertising strategies. Buyers either purchase at an advertised price or search sequentially for other prices.

NON-COOPERATIVE ENTRY DETERRENCE IN LICENSE AUCTIONS: DYNAMIC VERSUS SEALED BID

We examine the impact of potential entry on incumbent bidding behavior in license auctions, in both dynamic and sealed bid formats.