Selling Ideas: The Determinants of Patent Value in an Auction Environment
Colorado College Working Paper No. 2007-05
19 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2007
Date Written: 2007
Although previous empirical studies have found relationships between patent characteristics and value, none have determined how specific attributes relate to auction value or even the probability of a successful auction sale. Using a Heckman two-step model, we regress thirteen independent variables against unique patent auction data, finding that publicly-owned and frequently referenced patents are more valuable, and that other things equal, there is an optimal time to offer a patent up for auction.
Keywords: auction, patent, citation, valuation
JEL Classification: O31, O32, O33, O34
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