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Strategic Patent Acquisitions


Fiona M. Scott Morton


Yale School of Management

Carl Shapiro


University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

July 2, 2013


Abstract:     
We report data on patent litigation activity initiated by patent assertion entities and discuss the tactics used by these entities to monetize the patents they acquire. We develop a simple economic model to evaluate the effect of enhanced patent monetization on innovation and on consumers. We then study the economic effects of several different categories of patent acquisitions based on the type of seller, the type of buyer, and the patent portfolio involved.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

Keywords: patents, innovation, competition

JEL Classification: K21, L40, O31, O34

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Date posted: July 3, 2013  

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Scott Morton, Fiona M. and Shapiro, Carl, Strategic Patent Acquisitions (July 2, 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2288911 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2288911

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Fiona M. Scott Morton
Yale School of Management ( email )
New Haven, CT 06520
United States
Carl Shapiro (Contact Author)
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business ( email )
545 Student Services Building
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
510-642-5905 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu
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