Under Threat: Potential Competition, Litigation and the Private Value of Patent Protection

  • Jean Olson Lanjouw
  • Published 2002

Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of the threat and occurrence of patent litigation on the private value of patent protection. Potential challenges are introduced into a renewal model as a factor in patentee decisions as to whether a patent is worth maintaining. The model yields testable predictions about renewal probabilities. Data for post WWII German… (More)

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@inproceedings{Lanjouw2002UnderTP, title={Under Threat: Potential Competition, Litigation and the Private Value of Patent Protection}, author={Jean Olson Lanjouw}, year={2002} }