xvi, 162 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Gabler research. Innovation und entrepreneurship.
"Applying novel datasets, Fabian Gässler analyzes how key aspects of the current patent system in Europe and Germany, respectively, affect patent enforcement and patent trade. In particular, he shows what factors determine court selection in patent litigation and how the jurisdictional separation of validity and infringement questions favors the patent holder. The author further provides empirical evidence for the market for patents in Europe. The presented findings yield important implications for the ongoing debate on the optimal design of patent systems"--Back cover.
"Dissertation Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, 2015"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction What to buy when forum shopping - determinants of court selection in patent litigation Invalid but infringed? An analysis of Germany's bifurcated patent litigation system The timing of paten transfers in Europe Summary Bibliography.