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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Innovation is an important source of economic growth. However, it can entail high economic and social costs. In the economics department at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, a team of researchers focuses on issues in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. Its objective is to investigate the determinants, outcomes and implications of innovation and entrepreneurship processes.

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Field of Research
IPR Systems, Innovation and Competition

 

IPR systems are among the oldest institutions set up to encourage innovation and have attracted controversial assessments on a regular basis. The research seeks to illuminate the legal and economic microstructure of these systems, since it can have considerable influence on these systems. The researchers study mainly patent, trademark and copyright systems. The economics department develops theoretical models and empirical research approaches to assess the efficacy of IPR systems. 

Projects

Further research project
Interdisciplinary Research

Copyright and Innovation in Digital Markets

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty, Dr. Alexander Suyer, Stefan Nothelfer

 
Dissertation
Intellectual Property and Competition Law

European Patent Litigation: Heterogeneity in a Harmonized System - Essays on the Law and Economics of European Patent Litigation

Raphael Zingg

 
Externally funded project
Interdisciplinary Research

Nutzung urheberrechtlich geschützter Inhalte im Internet durch deutsche Verbrauch

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty, Dr. Alexander Suyer, Dr. Roland A. Stürz

 
Dissertation
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Patent Litigation in Europe

Fabian Gaessler

 
Further research project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Patent Thickets

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Georg von Graevenitz, Ph.D., Dr. Stefan Wagner

 
Dissertation
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Patent Transfers in Europe

Fabian Gaessler

 
Externally funded project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

SFB / TRR 190

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer (LMU München), Dr. Marco Kleine, Dr. Martin Watzinger (LMU München), Zhaxoin Pu, Dr. Anna Gumpert

 
Externally funded project

The Effect of Compliance Time in Patent Examination

Dr. Marco Kleine

 
Dissertation
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

The Selection of Patents for Litigation

Stefan Sorg

 

Field of Research
Science, Research and Innovation Policies

 

Field of Research
Innovation Management

 

Field of Research
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

Field of Research
Innovation Motives and Behavior