Michael Meurer and Janet Freilich in The Conversation offering suggestions for improving the patent system.
Tag: Intellectual Property
Cesare Righi and Timothy Simcoe
New research analyzing the effect of standard essential patents (SEPs) on patent continuations, showing opportunistic behavior in the filing of continuations after the disclosure of SEPs.
Erik Hovenkamp and Timothy Simcoe
New analysis of the Qualcomm decision in terms of how Qualcomm’s commitments to license its standard-essential patents on “fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory” (FRAND) terms bear on the antitrust analysis and how FRAND might have been used to better justify finding an antitrust duty-to-deal with competitors.
James Bessen and Alessandro Nuvolari
A paper analyzing the diffusion of three technologies in the 19th century with policy implications for today.
A new study on the impact of a patent-policy change on corporate R&D spending and innovation.
Across all major sectors of the economy, proprietary information technology is increasing the market dominance of large firms, which is evidence of a slowdown in the spread of technical knowledge throughout the economy. The result is rising industry concentration, slower productivity growth and growing wage inequality. The key challenge to IP and antitrust policy will be counter this trend yet maintain innovation incentives.
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.
Timothy Simcoe (with R. Bekkers, C. Catalini, A. Martinelli and C. Righi)