The Effects of Coordinating National Patent Policies

  title={The Effects of Coordinating National Patent Policies},
  author={Jeff Thurk},
  • Jeff Thurk
  • Published 2014
This paper quantifies the effects of coordinating national patent policies using a multicountry model of endogenous patent protection. International trade connects country pay-offs via both export markets and foreign imports. I find that all countries use their national patent policies to extract rents from the rest-of-the-world and this effect is more… CONTINUE READING