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Intellectual Property Protection and the Licensing of Technology to Developing Countries

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  • Sunil Kanwar

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In this paper, the influence of stronger intellectual property protection on technology transfer into developing countries via licensing is analyzed. Using panel data for the post-TRIPs period 1995-2005, it is found that stronger protection is associated with increased royalty and license fee payments by developing countries, implying greater technology transfer into these countries. [Working Paper No. 188].

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Keywords: intellectual property; protection; research; per capita income; population; profitability; economy; economic freedom; financial; developing countries; royalty; license; technology transfer; fee payment; TRIPs;

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  1. Gallini, Nancy, 2010. "Private Agreements for Coordinating Patent Rights: The Case of Patent Pools," Economics working papers nancy_gallini-2010-34, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 17 Nov 2010.

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