Intellectual property disclosure as ‘threat’

Book English OPEN
Baker, Scott; Leech, Pak Yee; Mezzetti, Claudio;
  • Publisher: University of Warwick, Department of Economics
  • Subject: K1 | HD

This paper models the disclosure of knowledge via licensing to outsiders or fringe firms as a threat, useful in ensuring firms keep their commitments. We show that firms holding intellectual property are better able to enforce agreements than firms that don't. In market... View more
  • References (22)
    22 references, page 1 of 3

    Anton, James and Yao, Dennis. 1994. “Expropriation and Inventions: Appropriable Rents in the Absence of Property Rights,” 84 American Economic Review 190-209.

    Anton, James and Yao, Dennis. 2002. “The Sale of Ideas: Strategic Disclosure, Property Rights and Contracting,”69 Review of Economic Studies 513-531.

    Anton, James and Yao, Dennis. 2003. “Patents, Invalidity and the Strategic Transmission of Enabling Information,” 12 Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 161-178.

    Anton, James and Yao, Dennis. 2004. “Little Patents and Big Secrets: Managing Intellectual Property ,” 35 The Rand Journal of Economics 1-22.

    Bernheim, B. Douglas and Whinston, Michael D. 1990. “Multimarket Contact and Collusive Behavior,”21 The Rand Journal of Economics 1-26.

    Bernstein, Lisa. 1992. “Opting Out of the Legal System: Extralegal Contractual Relations in the Diamond Industry,”21 Journal of Legal Studies 115-157.

    Bhattacharya, Sudipto, Glazer, Jacob, and Sappington, David. 1992. “Licensing and the Sharing of Knowledge in Research Joint Ventures,”56 Journal of Economic Theory 43-69.

    Bhattacharya, Sudipto and Guriev, Sergei. 2006. “Patents vs. Trade Secrets Knowledge Licensing and Spillover,” 4 Journal of European Economic Association 1112-1147.

    Bulow, J. L., Geanakoplos, J.D., and Klemperer P.D. 1985. "Multi-market Oligolopoly: Strategic Substitutes and Complements," 93 Journal of Political Economy 488-511.

    Calem, Paul. S. 1988. "Entry and Entry Deterrence in Penetrable Markets," 55 Economica 171-183

  • Metrics
Share - Bookmark