Patent Thicket

Winter 2016
Barnett, Jonathan

Are There Really Patent Thickets?

March 2015
Egan, Ed and Teece, David

Untangling the Patent Thicket Literature

January 2015
Sherry, Ed and Teece, David

Patent Thickets: An Economic Appraisal

Barnett, Jonathan

From Patent Thickets to Patent Networks: The Legal Infrastructure of the Digital Economy

Scholarly and popular commentary often asserts that markets characterized by intensive patent issuance and enforcement suffer from "patent thickets" that suppress innovation. This assertion is difficult to reconcile with continuous robust levels of research and development (R&D) investment...Read More

Hall, Bronwyn and Helmers, Christian and Von Graevenitz, Georg and Rosazza‐Bondibene, Chiara

Technology Entry in the Presence of Patent Thickets

Galasso, Alberto and Schankerman, Mark

Patent thickets, courts, and the market for innovation