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Title:The propensity to patent with vertically differentiated products: An empirical investigation PDF Logo
Authors:Heger, Diana
Zaby, Alexandra K.
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Tübinger Diskussionsbeitrag 325
Abstract:This paper empirically investigates a firm's propensity to patent. It thereby builds on a theoretical model on a firms' patenting decision in a market with vertically differentiated products. We deduce and empirically test several hypotheses from the theoretical results regarding patenting and rival's market entry decision presented in Zaby (2009). Our main finding is that in industries which are characterized by easy-to-use knowledge spillover, the technological lead of the inventor is reduced to such an extent that the propensity to patent increases. Furthermore, the intensity of patent protection has a delaying impact on rival's market entry.
Subjects:patenting decision
disclosure requirement
patent height
vertical product differentiation
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-43580
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Tübinger Diskussionsbeiträge, Universität Tübingen

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