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

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Elena Pérez Carrillo

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela; Fundación Mapfre

Frank Cuypers


Date Written: October 5, 2013


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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

Suggested Citation

Pérez Carrillo, Elena and Cuypers, Frank, Viability of Patent Insurance in Spain (October 5, 2013). Cuadernos de la Fundación Mapfre, Vol. 193. p. 173, 2013, Available at SSRN:

Elena Pérez Carrillo (Contact Author)

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Fundación Mapfre ( email )

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Frank Cuypers

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