The Decision to Patent with Vertical Product Differentiation

  • Alexandra Zaby
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).


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© Physica-Verlag HD 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche FakultätLehrstuhl für WirtschaftstheorieTübingenGermany

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