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Strategic inputs into patent pools

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  • Justus Baron

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    (CERNA - Centre d'économie industrielle - Mines ParisTech)

  • Henry Delcamp

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    (CERNA - Centre d'économie industrielle - Mines ParisTech)

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This article explores what factors determine the decision of a patent pool to accept new inputs. We propose a dynamic analysis of 1337 U.S. patent inputs into 7 important pools. This analysis highlights a trade-off between firm and patent characteristics as the determinants of inclusion of patents into pools. For instance we prove that firms already member of the pool or holding large patent portfolios are able to include lower quality patents. These findings can be explained both by bargaining power and information asymmetry. In particular, as measured by a new indicator, insiders and firms practicing the technology file patents that are better aligned with the criteria of essentiality.

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Date of creation: 2010
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  1. Bekkers, Rudi & Bongard, René & Nuvolari, Alessandro, 2011. "An empirical study on the determinants of essential patent claims in compatibility standards," Research Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 40(7), pages 1001-1015, September.
  2. Dequiedt, Vianney & Versaevel, Bruno, 2013. "Patent pools and dynamic R&D incentives," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 59-69.

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