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An Analysis of Pure-revenue Licensing


  • Neus Palomeras

    () (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)


This paper analyzes pure-revenue technology licensing, where licensors solely seek the obtaining royalties. Since strategic concerns are left aside, the licensing decision is mainly driven by the features of the innovations. Our aim is to identify such characteristics. We use the NBER Patent Citations Database to explore different dimensions of the patented technologies present in, a marketplace likely to capture pure-revenue transactions. Our findings point out that these technologies differ from the mean technology in the licensor's portfolio with respect to importance, innovativeness, scope, complementarity and fit into the firm's core. Results increase our awareness on the drivers of technology licensing decisions.

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  • Neus Palomeras, 2005. "An Analysis of Pure-revenue Licensing," Faculty Working Papers 12/05, School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra.
  • Handle: RePEc:una:unccee:wp1205

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    1. Arora, Ashish & Fosfuri, Andrea, 2003. "Licensing the market for technology," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 52(2), pages 277-295, October.
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    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation

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