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The Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: A Survey of the Empirical Literature


Jean O. Lanjouw


University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (deceased); Brookings Institution (deceased)

Josh Lerner


Harvard Business School - Finance Unit; Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

December 1997

NBER Working Paper No. w6296

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This paper examines several recent avenues of empirical research into the enforcement of" intellectual property rights. To frame these issues, we start with a stylized model of the patent" litigation process. The bulk of the paper is devoted to linking the empirical literature on patent" litigation to the parameters of the model. The four major areas we consider are (i) how the" propensity to litigate patents varies with the expected benefits of litigation the cost of litigation affects the willingness to enforce patents, (iii) how the cost of enforcing" patents changes the private value of patent rights, and (iv) the impact of intellectual property" litigation on the innovation process itself.

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Lanjouw, Jean O. and Lerner, Josh, The Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: A Survey of the Empirical Literature (December 1997). NBER Working Paper No. w6296. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=226053

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Jean Olson Lanjouw (Contact Author)
University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (deceased)
Brookings Institution (deceased)
Josh Lerner
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit ( email )
Boston, MA 02163
United States
617-495-6065 (Phone)
617-496-7357 (Fax)
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Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit
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United States
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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