Licensing Uncertain Patents: Per-Unit Royalty vs Up-Front Fee
Conference object, Preprint
Encaoua , David
Lefouili , Yassine
- Publisher: HAL CCSD
[ SHS.ECO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | [SHS.ECO] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances
ED EPS; In this paper we examine the implications of uncertainty over patent validity on patentholders' licensing strategies. Two licensing mechanisms are examined: per-unit royalty and up-front fee.We provide conditions under which uncertain patents are licensed in ord...