Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition

Liability Rules in Patent Law

A Legal and Economic Analysis

Authors: Krauspenhaar, Daniel

  • Interdisciplinary research at the interface of law, business administration and economics
  • Perspectives for improvement of the patent system
  • Focus on whether and under which conditions patents should be protected by property or liability rules
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The primary purpose of a patent law system should be to enhance economic efficiency, in particular by providing incentives for making inventions. The conventional wisdom is that patents should therefore be strictly exclusive rights. Moreover, in practice patent owners are almost never forced to give up their right to exclude others and receive only a certain amount of remuneration with, for instance, compulsory licensing. Other economically interesting patent-law objectives, however, include the transfer and dissemination of knowledge. Mechanisms exist by which the patent owner decides if he or she would prefer exclusive or non-exclusive rights, for instance the opportunity to declare the willingness to license and create patent pools. But it is questionable whether these mechanisms are sufficient and efficient enough in view of the existence of patent trolls and other problems. This work challenges the conventional wisdom to a certain extent and makes proposals for improvements.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introductory Remarks

    Krauspenhaar, Daniel

    Pages 1-9

  • Overuse of Exclusivity in Patent Law

    Krauspenhaar, Daniel

    Pages 11-95

  • Private Liability Rule Regimes

    Krauspenhaar, Daniel

    Pages 97-176

  • Compulsory Liability Rule and Liability Rule by Default Regimes

    Krauspenhaar, Daniel

    Pages 177-228

  • Overall View and Conclusion

    Krauspenhaar, Daniel

    Pages 229-233

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Liability Rules in Patent Law
Book Subtitle
A Legal and Economic Analysis
Authors
Series Title
Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-40900-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-40900-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-40899-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52489-3
Series ISSN
2199-7462
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 233
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 illustrations in colour
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