Delays in International Patent Application Outcomes
AbstractOne component of the duration of pending patents – why applicants choose to delay the examination process – is modelled. We use a matched sample of 9,597 patent applications. Controlling for differences between patent offices, we find evidence of strategic behaviour by applicants.
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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2007
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Patent examinations; Patent pendency; Strategic behavior;
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