Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Decentralized of licensing of complementary patents: comparing royalty, fixed fee and two part tariff


Author Info

  • Ménière, Yann
  • Parlane, Sarah


This paper analyzes how an inventor should fix the licensing terms to license a standard in complying with a non-discrimination requirement. Using a model incorporating imperfect competition between a finite number of users and product differentiation, we compare three different regimes: fixed fee (also known as royalty free), per unit royalty and two-part tariff. We highlight the different effects of each design on prices and number of varieties. We identify which one dominates with respect to the licensor's profit and total welfare. Finally we extend our model to a setting where the standard is protected by several licenses owned by non-cooperating owners.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series PIE/CIS Discussion Paper with number 383.

as in new window
Length: 21 p.
Date of creation: Jul 2008
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:hit:piecis:383

Note: June 13, 2008
Contact details of provider:
Postal: 2-1 Naka, Kunitachi City, Tokyo 186-8603
Phone: +81-42-580-8336
Fax: +81-42-580-8333
Web page:
More information through EDIRC

Related research



References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Francisco CABALLERO-SANZ & Rafael MONER-COLONQUES & José J. SEMPERE-MONERRIS, 2002. "Optimal Licensing in a Spatial Model," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 66, pages 257-279.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)



This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


Access and download statistics


When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hit:piecis:383. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Digital Resources Section, Hitotsubashi University Library).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.