Languages, Fees and the International Scope of Patenting

Dietmar Harhoff, Karin Hoisl, Bruno Van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, Charlotte Vandeput

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    Recent developments in patenting activity are the subject of a growing literature. Existing research contributes to a better understanding of the incentives that drive economic agents to rely on the patent system (e.g. Cohen et al., 2000; Arundel, 2001; Blind et al., 2006; Peeters and van Pottelsberghe, 2006; von Graevenitz et al., 2013) and on potential implications of their behaviour for the effectiveness of the patent system. Lately, a number of researchers have started to explore the design of the patent system itself, i.e. the role of fees and costs of patenting (Archontopoulos et al., 2007; Harhoff et al., 2009; de Rassenfosse and van Pottelsberghe, 2013), the duration of examination (Thomas, 2010; Harhoff, 2011), as well as patent office governance and management (Friebel et al., 2006).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Economics and Language
    EditorsVictor Ginsburgh, Shlomo Weber
    Number of pages20
    Place of PublicationBasingstoke
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Publication date2016
    ISBN (Print)9781349673070, 9781137325044
    ISBN (Electronic)9781137325051
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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