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dc.contributor.authorCremers, Katrinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:48:37Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:48:37Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24082-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents an empirical analysis of the determinants of patent litigation in Germany, based oninformation from suits filed during the period from 1993 to 1995 at two of the three most important district courts.A control group was formed by selecting a random sample from the population data taken at this period of time.The results of a probit analysis show that relatively valuable patents are more likely to be involved in litigationcases than the average patent. Patents which have survived opposition are more likely to encounter subsequentlitigation actions after the granting procedure than patents which have not been opposed. Patent owner?s abilityto trade patents with potential infringers and to interact with them repeatedly appears to promote pretrialsettlement and to prevent patentees from filing suits. In contrast to results for the U.S., individual patent ownersin Germany were found to be no more likely to face litigation than companies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x04-72en_US
dc.subject.jelK41en_US
dc.subject.jelO34en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPatenten_US
dc.subject.keywordInfringementen_US
dc.subject.keywordLitigationen_US
dc.subject.keywordInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwPatentrechten_US
dc.subject.stwZivilprozessen_US
dc.subject.stwPatenten_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleDeterminants of Patent Litigation in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn470319763en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:2363-

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