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Patent Examination Decisions and Strategic Trade Behavior

Alfons Palangkaraya (), Paul Jensen () and Elizabeth Webster ()

No 2006-03, Centre for International Economic Studies Working Papers from University of Adelaide, Centre for International Economic Studies

Abstract: This paper examines whether strategic trade behavior can explain the fact that the US, Japanese and European Patent Offices – the USPTO, the JPO and the EPO – often make different decisions about whether to grant (or reject) a given patent application. We analyse this issue by considering whether examination decisions across the patent offices vary systematically by inventor nationality, patent quality and technology area using a matched sample of 33,305 non-PCT patent applications granted by the USPTO and subjected to examination decisions at the EPO and the JPO.

JEL-codes: F13 O31 O34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006-08
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