Patent protection and innovation in a vertical structure
AbstractWe show a new way through which patent protection affects innovation. We show that patent protection may reduce the final goods producers' incentives for innovation in industries with imperfectly competitive input markets. The input market structure may play an important role in this respect.
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Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Patent protection; Innovation; Input market;
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- O3 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
- L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
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