Seminar  |  11/27/2013 | 12:00 PM  –  01:30 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Recent Research on the Economics of Patents

Bronwyn Hall (University of California, Berkeley)

Recent research on the economics of patents is surveyed. The topics covered include theoretical and empirical evidence on patents as incentives for innovation, the effectiveness of patents for invention disclosure, patent valuation, and the design of patent systems. We also look at some current policy areas, including software and business method patents, university patenting, and the growth in patent litigation.