"Patent assertion entities (commonly known as 'patent trolls') hurt competition and innovation. This book...integrates economic theory with economic and legal reality to examine how the entities function and their impact on competition. It also offers legal and policy solutions that might be used to combat them. [This] volume collects chapters from an array of leading scholars who describe patent assertion entities in the United States, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and China, while offering empirical accounts of the entities' economic consequences and their use of litigation as a means of legal extortion against many of the most innovative companies in the world, from startups to multinationals."-- Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / D. Daniel Sokol Missing the Forest for the Trolls / Mark A. Lemley and A. Douglas Melamed Empirical Evidence on the Behavior and Impact of Patent Trolls : A Survey / Lauren Cohen, Umit G. Gurun, and Scott Duke Kominers Assertion of Standard Essential Patents by Non-Practicing Entities / Jorge L. Contreras Patent Privateering : The Rise of Hybrid Patent Assertion Entities / D. Daniel Sokol Regulating Patent Assertions / Paul R. Gugliuzza Patent Assertion Entities in Europe / Brian J. Love, Christian Helmers, Fabian Gaessler, and Max Ernicke Treatment of Patent-Assertion Entities under Korean Antitrust Law / Haksoo Ko and Jeong Seo Patent Assertion Entities Issues in China / Meng Yanbei Patent Assertion Entities and Competition Law in Japan / Tadashi Shiraishi Patent Assertion Entities in Merger Review in Taiwan : Issues of Characterization and Remedies / Andy C. M. Chen.
K1506 .P38 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017.