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Les inconvénients d’un dépôt de brevet pour une entreprise innovatrice

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  • Crampes, Claude

    (Université des Sciences sociales de Toulouse)

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We study a problem of choice between patenting or keeping secret a process innovation in a duopoly game. We show that patent is the best choice for a mean innovation; but when the innovation is highly profitable, or on the contrary, when its profitability is low, the inventing firm is better off if not patenting. Le dépôt d’un brevet n’est pas nécessairement la meilleure façon de protéger une innovation. En effet, le monopole d’exploitation que confère un brevet est limité à une vingtaine d’années alors qu’en conservant son innovation secrète l’inventeur peut espérer garder l’exclusivité de sa technologie au-delà du terme légal d’un brevet.

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  • Crampes, Claude, 1986. "Les inconvénients d’un dépôt de brevet pour une entreprise innovatrice," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 62(4), pages 521-534, décembre.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:actuec:v:62:y:1986:i:4:p:521-534
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    1. David Encaoua & Yassine Lefouili, 2010. "Choosing Intellectual Protection: Imitation, Patent Strength and Licensing," NBER Chapters,in: Contributions in Memory of Zvi Griliches, pages 241-271 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Isabelle Brocas, 2003. "Les enjeux de la réglementation de la recherche et développement," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 113(1), pages 125-148.
    3. David Encaoua & Pierre Mohnen & Emmanuel Duguet & Bruno Crépon, 1993. "Diffusion du savoir et incitation à l'innovation : le rôle des accords de coopération en recherche et développement," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 266(1), pages 47-63.
    4. Bruno Crépon & Emmanuel Duguet & Jacques Mairesse, 2000. "Mesurer le rendement de l'innovation," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 334(1), pages 65-78.

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