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Delays in International Patent Application Outcomes

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  • Paul H. Jensen

    () (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne)

  • Alfons Palangkaraya

    (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne)

  • Julia Witt

    (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne)

Abstract

One 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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  • Paul H. Jensen & Alfons Palangkaraya & Julia Witt, 2007. "Delays in International Patent Application Outcomes," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series wp2007n35, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.
  • Handle: RePEc:iae:iaewps:wp2007n35
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    Keywords

    Patent examinations; Patent pendency; Strategic behavior;

    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital

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