Patent Rights and Innovation: Evidence from the Semiconductor Industry

Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property (Edward Elgar, Peter Menell, David Schwartz, & Ben Depoorter, eds. Forthcoming)

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 3019238

Boston University Questrom School of Business Research Paper

32 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2017

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Alberto Galasso

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management; University of Toronto - Strategic Management

Rosemarie Ham Ziedonis

Boston University - Questrom School of Business

Date Written: August 15, 2017

Abstract

This chapter describes empirical findings from studies that examine the relationship between patent rights and innovative activity in the U.S. semiconductor industry. How important are patent rights as a stimulus to innovation investment in this sector? What strategies do firms adopt to navigate the patent landscape and access technologies? To what extent, if at all, do patent rights deter follow-on innovations?

Suggested Citation

Galasso, Alberto and Ziedonis, Rosemarie Ham, Patent Rights and Innovation: Evidence from the Semiconductor Industry (August 15, 2017). Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property (Edward Elgar, Peter Menell, David Schwartz, & Ben Depoorter, eds. Forthcoming); Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 3019238; Boston University Questrom School of Business Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3019238

Alberto Galasso (Contact Author)

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/facbios/viewFac.asp?facultyID=alberto.galasso

University of Toronto - Strategic Management ( email )

105 St George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1L2
Canada

Rosemarie Ham Ziedonis

Boston University - Questrom School of Business ( email )

595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA MA 02215
United States

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