Compulsory Licensing: Evidence from the Trading with the Enemy Act
Petra Moser and
No 09-026, Discussion Papers from Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Compulsory licensing allows firms in developing countries to produce foreign-owned inventions without the consent of foreign patent owners. This paper uses an exogenous event of compulsory licensing after World War I under the Trading with the Enemy Act to examine the effects of compulsory licensing on domestic invention. Difference-in-differences analyses of nearly 130,000 chemical inventions suggest that compulsory licensing increased domestic invention by 20 percent
Keywords: Compulsory Licensing; patents; developing countries; Trading with the Enemy Act (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O31 O34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Compulsory Licensing: Evidence from the Trading with the Enemy Act (2012)
Working Paper: Compulsory Licensing - Evidence from the Trading with the Enemy Act (2009)
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