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An Analysis of Pure-revenue Licensing

  • Neus Palomeras

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    (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

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    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 yet2.com, 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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    Paper provided by School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra in its series Faculty Working Papers with number 12/05.

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    Length: 36 pages pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:una:unccee:wp1205
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    1. Bronwyn Hall & Adam Jaffe and Manuel Trajenberg, 2000. "Market Value and Patent Citations: A First Look," Economics Series Working Papers 2000-W17, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
    2. Ashish Arora & Andrea Fosfuri & Alfonso Gambardella, 2004. "Markets for Technology: The Economics of Innovation and Corporate Strategy," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262511819, June.
    3. Luis Garicano & Steven N. Kaplan, 2000. "The Effects of Business-to-Business E-Commerce on Transaction Costs," NBER Working Papers 8017, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Arora, Ashish & Fosfuri, Andrea, 1999. "Licensing the Market for Technology," CEPR Discussion Papers 2284, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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