Chu, Angus C. and Furukawa, Yuichi (2010): On the optimal mix of patent instruments.
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A special characteristic of the patent system is that it features multiple patent-policy levers that can be employed by policymakers. In this note, we develop an R&D-based growth model to analyze the optimal mix of patent instruments. Specifically, we consider (a) patent breadth and (b) the division of profit in research joint ventures. Our results can be summarized as follows. First, we analytically derive the optimal mix of patent breadth and the profit-division rule. Then, we calibrate the model to quantitatively evaluate the welfare gain from optimizing both patent instruments as compared to optimizing only one patent instrument. In summary, we find that the welfare gain can be quantitatively significant.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||On the optimal mix of patent instruments|
|Keywords:||economic growth; R&D; intellectual property rights|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights > O34 - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights > O31 - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
|Depositing User:||Angus C. Chu|
|Date Deposited:||25. Mar 2011 01:22|
|Last Modified:||24. Mar 2015 05:21|
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