Patents have attracted controversy over whether they foster or hinder innovation. In his paper, William Mann is one of the few that establish a causal relationship between patents and R&D activity.
The wireless industry has benefitted from explosive growth in new technologies utilized by manufacturers, carriers, and consumers over the last few decades. In this paper, Mallinson illustrates how a combination of many factors led to this growth.
Llobet and Padilla amend the standard Cournot complements model by taking into account that patents are only valid and infringed with some probability, and can be challenged in court. This new economic model shows that royalty stacking is not an issue.