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R&D Collaboration with Uncertain Intellectual Property Rights
Czarnitzki, Dirk; HUSSINGER, Katrin; Schneider, Cedric
2015In Review of Industrial Organization, 46 (2), p. 183-204
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Keywords :
intellectual property; patents; R&D collaboration; uncertainty
Abstract :
[en] Patent pendencies create uncertainty in research and development (R&D) collaboration, which can result in a threat of expropriation of unprotected knowledge, reduced bargaining power and enhanced search costs. We show that - depending of the type of collaboration partner and the size of the company - uncertain intellectual property rights (IPR) lead to reduced collaboration between firms and can, hence, hinder knowledge production. This has implications for technology policy as R&D collaborations are exempt from antitrust legislation in order to increase R&D in the economy. We argue that a functional IPR system is needed for successful utilization of this policy.
Disciplines :
Strategy & innovation
Author, co-author :
Czarnitzki, Dirk
HUSSINGER, Katrin ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA)
Schneider, Cedric
Language :
English
Title :
R&D Collaboration with Uncertain Intellectual Property Rights
Publication date :
2015
Journal title :
Review of Industrial Organization
ISSN :
1573-7160
Publisher :
Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
Volume :
46
Issue :
2
Pages :
183-204
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
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