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Patent Collateral, Investor Commitment, and the Market for Venture Lending

by Yael V. Hochberg, Carlos J. Serrano, Rosemarie H. Ziedonisvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Thursday, January 15, 2015

IP² Working Paper No. 15003 - The use of debt to finance risky entrepreneurial-firm projects is rife with informational and contracting problems.

Standard Setting, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Role of Antitrust in Regulating Incomplete Contracts

by Joanna Tsai , Joshua D. Wrightvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Monday, January 12, 2015

IP² Working Paper No. 15002 - A large and growing number of regulators and academics, while recognizing the benefits of standardization, view skeptically the role standard setting organizations (SSOs) play in facilitating standardization and commercialization of intellectual property rights (IPRs). 

From Patent Thickets to Patent Networks: The Legal Infrastructure of the Digital Economy

by Jonathan M. Barnettvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

IP² Working Paper No. 15001 - Scholarly and popular commentary often assert that markets characterized by intensive patent issuance and enforcement suffer from “patent thickets” that suppress innovation.

Requirements for Policy Rules for the Fed

by John B. Taylorvia Economics Working Papers
Friday, December 19, 2014

Economics Working Paper WP14111

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Settling FRAND Disputes: Is Mandatory Arbitration a Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Alternative?

by Pierre Larouche, Jorge Padilla, Richard S. Taffetvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

IP² Working Paper No. 13003 - This paper reviews the recent proposal that SSOs amend their IPR policies to require SEP owners and willing licensees to resolve disputes over licensing terms, particularly FRAND royalty rates, using mandatory, binding baseball-style (or “final offer”) arbitration. 

Valuation of Patented Product Features

by Greg M. Allenby, Jeff Brazell, John R. Howell, Peter Rossivia IP2 Working Paper Series
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

IP² Working Paper No. 14014 (originally published April 1, 2014) - Ultimately, patents have value to the extent to which the product features enabled by the patents have economic value in the marketplace. Products which are enhanced by inclusion of patented features should generate incremental profits. Incremental profits can be assessed by considering demand for products with patented features and contrasting that demand to demand for the same product without the patented feature. 

Patents and the Global Diffusion of New Drugs

by Iain Cockburn, Jean O. Lanjouw, Mark Schankermanvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Monday, September 29, 2014

IP² Working Paper No. 14013 - This paper studies how patent rights and price regulation affect how fast new drugs are launched in different countries, using newly constructed data on launches of 642 new drugs in 76 countries for the period 1983-2002 and information on the duration and content of patent and price control regimes.