Contributions to Economics

The Decision to Patent

Authors: Zaby, Alexandra

  • Disentangles the counter effects underlying the decision to patent
  • The widely ignored effect of the disclosure requirement on the patenting decision is taken into account
  • Introduces the patenting decision into commonly known models of horizontal and vertical product differentiation
  • All theoretical analyzes are accompanied by an empirical investigation of the results
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This book provides a thorough analysis of the decision to apply for a patent. Unlike many other theoretical approaches, the negative effect a patent may have due to the disclosure requirement linked to every patent application is taken into account. Seen in this light, the effects driving the propensity to patent can be identified as the opposing forces of a protective and a disclosure effect.The theoretical investigation includes an analysis of patenting behavior in a setting with vertically and horizontally differentiated products. Due to imperfect patent protection competitors of the patentee may enter the market for the innovative product despite a patent. An empirical investigation of the theoretical results with data from the 2005 Mannheim Innovation Panel in combination with patent information from the European Patent Office provides strong evidence for the main conclusions.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zaby, Alexandra

    Pages 1-35

  • The Decision to Patent with Vertical Product Differentiation

    Zaby, Alexandra

    Pages 37-69

  • An Empirical Investigation of the Decision to Patent with Vertical Product Differentiation

    Zaby, Alexandra

    Pages 71-86

  • The Decision to Patent with Horizontal Product Differentiation

    Zaby, Alexandra

    Pages 87-122

  • An Empirical Investigation of the Decision to Patent with Horizontal Product Differentiation

    Zaby, Alexandra

    Pages 123-131

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2612-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2611-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2825-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Decision to Patent
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2612-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2612-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2611-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2825-2
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 166
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