LeadershIP 2017 March 27, 2017 | Washington, DC

LeadershIP 2017

The LeadershIP conferences are a catalyst for a balanced and open discussion on current global issues at the intersection of intellectual property rights (IP) and antitrust policy.

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March 27, 2017 | Washington, DC


October 6, 2016
Creditor Rights and Innovation: Evidence from Patent Collateral
William Mann

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 study begins by presenting empirical evidence for the pledge of patents as collateral to...

November 1, 2016
Don’t fix what isn’t Broken: The Extraordinary Record of Innovation and Success in the Cellular Industry under Existing Licensing Practices
George Mason Law Review Keith Mallinson

The cellular industry has enabled fast rates of innovation and consumer adoption over the last 25 years. In his paper, Keith Mallinson explains: (i) the rapid global success of cellular technologies, (ii) why R&D funded by licensing fees allowed for this innovation, (iii) that the existing...

November 1, 2016
The Inverse Cournot Effect in Royalty Negotiations with Complementary Patents
Gerard Llobet and Jorge Padilla

The concept of “royalty stacking” is based on the so-called Cournot complements problem. Specifically, it is argued that the decision of a large number of inventors to license complementary patents necessary for the development of a product leads to excessively large royalties. In their paper,...

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