Viability of Patent Insurance in Spain
Cuadernos de la Fundación Mapfre, Vol. 193. p. 173, 2013
183 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2013 Last revised: 17 Oct 2013
Date Written: October 5, 2013
La versión española de este artículo se puede encontrar en: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2336446
Small business and individual researchers, as well as Universities involved in innovation (R&D) face dilemas between making public their results via IP rights (here, patents), or managing them as trade secrets. When a patent is violated its holder faces very relevant expenses to defend it. Private patent insurance can be help innovation. This paper offers a systematic approach to different types of patent insurance as well as a legal and actuarial model to the introduction of patent insurance in average innovator countries such as Spain.
Keywords: Patent insurance, innovation, R&D
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