Journal article

Why do patents facilitate trade in technology? Testing the disclosure and appropriation effects

Gaetan de Rassenfosse, Alfons Palangkaraya, Elizabeth Webster

Research Policy | ELSEVIER | Published : 2016


Awarded by ARC

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to the editor, Ashish Arora, and two anonymous referees for very helpful comments. The authors have also benefited from constructive comments from Sean Applegate, William Bird, George Chondrakis, Charlie Day, Rowan Gilmore, John Haisken-DeNew, Dietmar Harhoff, Christian Helmers, Karin Hoisl, Katrin Hussinger, Paul Jensen, John Kapeleris, Bruno Lambrecht, Di Nicol, Henry Sauermann, Karen Sinclair, Kannan Srikanth, Valerio Sterzi, Russell Thomson, and Andrew Toole as well as from participants at: the 2012 EPIP conference in Leuven, Belgium; the 2013 ZEW-MaCCI Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting in Mannheim, Germany; the 2013 Searle Center Sixth Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northwestern University in Chicago; the 2013 DRUID Conference at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain; and the 2013 Conference on Patent Use by the UK Intellectual Property Office in London, United Kingdom. Funding for this research comes from Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia and the ARC LP0989343. Linkage partners were IP Australia, the Australian Institute for Commercialization, and Watermark Patent and Trademark Attorneys.