Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law
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Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law

Vol 1: Theory Vol 2: Analytical Methods

Edited by Ben Depoorter, Peter Menell and David Schwartz

Both law and economics and intellectual property law have expanded dramatically in tandem over recent decades. This field-defining two-volume Handbook, featuring the leading legal, empirical, and law and economics scholars studying intellectual property rights, provides wide-ranging and in-depth analysis both of the economic theory underpinning intellectual property law, and the use of analytical methods to study it.
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Chapter 3: Patent value

John R. Allison

Abstract

This chapter explores the concept of patent value, and what this commonly used but poorly understood term might mean. It critically reviews the extant theoretical and empirical literature on patent value and suggests ways in which various approaches to the topic could be improved.

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