The Decision to Patent with Vertical Product Differentiation

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


In this chapter we introduce the patenting decision of a successful inventor into a market with vertically differentiated products1. The analysis of the patenting decision in this setting follows Zaby (2009a).


Social Welfare Protective Patent Technological Lead Disclosure Requirement Inventor Patent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche FakultätLehrstuhl für WirtschaftstheorieTübingenGermany

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