Tag: Filippo Mezzanotti

Innovation and Appropriability: Revisiting the Role of Intellectual Property

By Filippo Mezzanotti and Timothy Simcoe

Economists generally view innovation as the most significant driver of long-run productivity growth. In their new working paper, Filippo Mezzanotti and Tim Simcoe study how firms capture the benefits of innovation using survey data collected by the US Census between 2008 and 2015.

Patent Policy and American Innovation after eBay: An Empirical Examination

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.