Technology entry in the presence of patent thickets

Technology entry in the presence of patent thickets
Document type
Working Paper
Author(s)
Hall, Bronwyn; Helmers, Christian; von Graevenitz, Georg
Publisher
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Date of publication
12 February 2016
Series
Working Paper (W16/02)
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This paper analyses the effect of patent thickets on entry into technology areas by firms in the UK.

It presents a model that describes incentives to enter technology areas characterized by varying technological opportunity, complexity of technology, and the potential for hold‐up in patent thickets.

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