Intellectual Property, Competition, and Information Technology
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley Competition Policy Center Working Paper No. CPC04-45
Professor Varian's overview analyzes a variety of competitive strategies used by high-tech companies. These strategies - such as personalized pricing, lock-in, and the adoption of uniform compatibility standards to fuel bandwagon effects - often rely on intellectual property, typically copyrights or patents. Since Professor Varian does not explore this issue at length, we complement his work by focusing on it.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 35
Keywords: Intellectual property, copyrights, information technology, competition policy
JEL Classification: L4, O3, O34working papers series
Date posted: April 13, 2004
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