The net macroeconomic cost of patent trolls

Poce, Valerio (A.A. 2011/2012) The net macroeconomic cost of patent trolls. Tesi di Laurea in Intellectual property rights and technology transfer, LUISS Guido Carli, relatore Massimiliano Granieri, pp. 114. [Master's Degree Thesis]

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In recent decades the international patent system has seen the creation and diffusion of a new phenomenon, patent trolls, entities that, without undertaking any productive or R&D activities make the acquisition and protection of patents their core business. This thesis aims at investigating on the nature of such entities and their specific business model, in order to understand, also with the support of evidence that has emerged from several empirical research works, if their action represents, as claimed by a part of the literature, an obstacle to innovation and a high cost for the community, or if, as believed by a second group, patent trolls actually facilitate technological progress and improve the efficiency of the intellectual property market.


Bibliografia: pp. 101-114.

Thesis Type: Master's Degree Thesis
Institution: LUISS Guido Carli
Degree Program: Master's Degree Programs > Master's Degree Program in General Management, English language (LM-77)
Chair: Intellectual property rights and technology transfer
Thesis Supervisor: Granieri, Massimiliano
Thesis Co-Supervisor: Renda, Andrea
Academic Year: 2011/2012
Session: Extraordinary
Uncontrolled Keywords: Patent litigation. Intellectual property.
Deposited by: Maria Teresa Nisticò
Date Deposited: 28 May 2013 17:13
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 13:54


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