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Bargaining with a Property Rights Owner

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  • Yair Tauman

    (Tel Aviv University and Stony Brook University)

  • Andriy Zapechelnyuk

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    (Kyiv School of Economics)

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We consider a bargaining problem where one of the players, the intellectual property rights owner (IPRO) can allocate licenses for the use of this property among the interested parties (agents). The agents negotiate with him the allocation of licenses and the payments of the licensees to the IPRO. We state five axioms and characterize the bargaining solutions which satisfy these axioms. Every solution is characterized by a fraction a. Every agent obtains a weighted average of his individually rational level and his marginal contribution to the set of all players, where the weights are a and 1-a, respectively, uniformly over all bargaining problems. The IPRO obtains the remaing surplus. The solution for a=1/2 is the nucleolus of a naturally related game in characteristic form.

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Paper provided by Kyiv School of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 1.

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Keywords: Bargaining solution; nucleolus; licensing; property rights;

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