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Title:The propensity to patent with horizontally differentiated products: An empirical investigation PDF Logo
Authors:Heger, Diana
Zaby, Alexandra K.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Tübinger Diskussionsbeitrag 324
Abstract:In this paper we empirically investigate the theoretical results obtained in Zaby (2009). From the theoretical model, which introduces the decision to patent into a setting with horizontally differentiated products we deduce several hypotheses and test these empirically. We find that the propensity to patent increases when market entry costs decrease. Furthermore, if the disclosure requirement linked to a patent has an impact, the propensity to patent decreases with the strength of the disclosure effect.
Subjects:patenting decision
secrecy
disclosure requirement
market entry
horizontal product differentiation
JEL:L13
O14
O33
O34
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-43590
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Tübinger Diskussionsbeiträge, Universität Tübingen

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