ME  Vol.4 No.1 , January 2013
Package Licenses in Patent Pools with Basic and Optional Patents
ABSTRACT
Patent pools are established by the patent holders in order to promote R & D and technological standards, etc. This paper investigates the patent holders’ incentive to form a patent pool, the patent pool’s licensing behavior, and the anticompetitive effect of a patent pool. Our model is characterized by the following two features. First, we consider the different two types of patent: basic and optional. Second, we consider a patent pool that offers two types of a package license: single and multiple. Our results yield some implications for a patent pool that is characterized by the complementarity between basic and optional patents.

Cite this paper
K. Azetsu and S. Yamada, "Package Licenses in Patent Pools with Basic and Optional Patents," Modern Economy, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2013, pp. 10-19. doi: 10.4236/me.2013.41002.
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