Licensing Uncertain Patents: Per-Unit Royalty vs Up-Front Fee

Conference object, Preprint English OPEN
Encaoua , David ; Lefouili , Yassine (2008)
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: [ 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... View more
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