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
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.
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
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.
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
We analyze licensing contracts between informed innovators and developers exerting profit-increasing effort.
The imperfect appropriability of revenues from innovation affects the incentives of firms to invest, and to disclose information about their innovative productivity.
We examine the impact of vertical industry structure on upstream process innovation.
This paper considers the use of the alternating monopoly strategy (AMS) as a (tacit) collusion device.
In this experiment, sellers simultaneously choose prices and advertising strategies. Buyers either purchase at an advertised price or search sequentially for other prices.
We examine the impact of potential entry on incumbent bidding behavior in license auctions, in both dynamic and sealed bid formats.