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Strategic Inputs into Patent Pools

CERNA Mines ParisTech Working Paper No. 2010:05

37 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2010  

Date Written: July 16, 2010

Abstract

This article explores what factors determine the introduction of patents into a patent pool. We propose a dynamic analysis of 1337 U.S. patent inputs into 7 important pools. This analysis highlights a trade-off between firm and patent characteristics as the determinants of inclusion of patents into pools. For instance we prove that firms already member of the pool are able to include lower quality patents. These findings can be explained both by bargaining power and information asymmetry. In particular, as measured by a new indicator, insiders and firms practicing the technology file patents that are better aligned with the criteria of essentiality.

Keywords: Patent, Patent Pools, Strategic Patenting, Essentiality, Essential Patents, Standard

JEL Classification: D21, D23, L23

Suggested Citation

Baron, Justus and Delcamp, Henry, Strategic Inputs into Patent Pools (July 16, 2010). CERNA Mines ParisTech Working Paper No. 2010:05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1641265 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1641265

Justus Baron

Mines ParisTech, PSL - Cerna ( email )

60, boulevard Saint Michel
75272 Paris Cedex 06, 75272
France

Northwestern University - Searle Center for Law, Regulation and Economic Growth ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

HOME PAGE: http://justusbaron.org/

Henry Delcamp (Contact Author)

CERNA Mines ParisTech ( email )

60, boulevard Saint Michel
75272 Paris Cedex 06, 75272
France

HOME PAGE: http://www.cerna.ensmp.fr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=198&Itemid=285&lang=fr

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