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Cournot Competition in a Multiproduct Duopoly: Specialization through Licensing

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  • Luigi Filippini

    (Universita Cattolica, Italy)

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In a duopoly where both firms produce substitutes, we show that under process innovation, specialization is the equilibrium attained with cross-licensing. Each firm produces only the good for which it has an advantage, and social welfare may improve. Patent pool extension confirms the results.

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  • Luigi Filippini, 2006. "Cournot Competition in a Multiproduct Duopoly: Specialization through Licensing," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 5(3), pages 201-210, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:5:y:2006:i:3:p:201-210
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    Keywords

    cross-licensing; patent pool; specialization; process innovation;

    JEL classification:

    • D45 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Rationing; Licensing
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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