Uncertain Patent Scope and R&D Investment

Economia Internazionale / International Economics, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 17-24

Posted: 6 Apr 2016

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Rajeev K. Goel

Illinois State University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

This paper introduces uncertainty of patent scope in examining R&D investment decisions in pursuit of an uncertain innovation. We find that an increase in the probability of scope protection increases research spending. This finding is opposite of the well-known effect that increased rivalry has on R&D spending.

Suggested Citation

Goel, Rajeev K., Uncertain Patent Scope and R&D Investment (2002). Economia Internazionale / International Economics, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 17-24. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2758945

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Illinois State University - Department of Economics ( email )

Normal, IL 61790-4200
United States

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