WIPO Study on Patents and the Public Domain (II) - Impact of Certain Enterprise Practices

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Publication Details

Author(s): Conley JG, Bican P, Wilkof N
Editor(s): World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Discussion Paper
Publication year: 2013
Pages range: 1-70
Language: English


Abstract


This study analyzes the relationship at the micro level between the patent system and the public domain, building upon the findings of the Study on Patents and the Public Domain (I).3 It seeks to enhance the understanding of the impact of certain enterprise practices in the field of patents on the public domain and on the important role of a rich and freely accessible public domain. The discussion herein is not focused on the legal and normative aspects of patents and the public domain, but rather on how the intersection of patents with the public domain impacts on patent practice and commercialization.






This study explores the effect of the patent regime over time on the existence of a rich and growing public domain. By integrating data from professional and scholarly literature, WIPO and OECD reports, as well as data from both public and subscription sources, the practices and business models of firms such as non-practicing entities are described. The patent management and prosecution techniques of patent owners are then reviewed. Throughout the review, the effect of enterprise practices on the public domain is discussed. 






 


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bican, Peter
Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement


External institutions with authors

Northwestern University


Research Fields

Idea Management
Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement


How to cite

APA:
Conley, J.G., Bican, P., & Wilkof, N. (2013). WIPO Study on Patents and the Public Domain (II) - Impact of Certain Enterprise Practices.

MLA:
Conley, James G., Peter Bican, and Neil Wilkof. WIPO Study on Patents and the Public Domain (II) - Impact of Certain Enterprise Practices. 2013.

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