Tag: Timothy Simcoe
Timothy Simcoe and Filippo Mezzanotti
After the Supreme Court ruled that courts should not automatically enter injunctions against patent infringers, some commentators feared that the decision would hinder innovation and growth in the U.S. More than ten years later, this paper examines the data to see whether those fears came true.
Mark Lemley and Timothy Simcoe
This paper explores what happens when standard-essential patents (SEPs) go to court. The authors found that, contrary to their expectations, SEPs are more likely to be held valid than non-SEP patents, but they are significantly less likely to be infringed. In other words, SEPs, once in court, do not seem to be all that essential. One cause, the authors found, comes from the assertion of SEP patent rights by so-called patent trolls, which has implications in policy debates over both SEPs and patent trolls.
Emek Basker and Timothy Simcoe
This paper presents an in-depth quantitative analysis of the diffusion and impacts of the Universal Product Code (UPC). The authors find evidence of two-sided network effects in the diffusion process, and that employment and trademark registrations increase following UPC adoption by manufacturers or wholesalers. The findings suggest that barcodes, scanning, and related technologies helped stimulate variety-enhancing product innovation and encourage the growth of international retail supply chains.
Timothy Simcoe (with Jeremy Watson)
Timothy Simcoe (with Ajay Agrawal and Carlos Rosell)
Timothy Simcoe (with R. Bekkers, C. Catalini, A. Martinelli and C. Righi)
Timothy Simcoe with Cesare Righi