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Author Benassi, Mario, author.

Title Patent intermediaries: 'new' actors in the intellectual property market / Mario Benassi, Miryam Martin-Sanchez
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xv, 229 pages) : illustrations
Contents The growing importance of intellectual property (rights) -- Is there a market for patents? -- How and why do patent intermediaries (re)emerge? -- Business models of patent intermediaries -- Digital platforms and intermediaries -- Patent intermediaries and litigation -- The impact of patent intermediaries
Summary "Intellectual property rights are a key element in today's knowledge economy. Specifically, the use of patents as transactional elements has become widespread. However, the market for patents possesses specific features that differentiate it from other markets. This book provides evidence for its existence and addresses its particular conditions. It also takes a deep dive into patent intermediaries, discussing how they emerged, their activity and business models, as well as their impact on market structure, firms, and societies. Patent intermediaries participate in market transactions by offering various services and by bridging supply and demand of patents. In the last decades, some of them (so-called pejoratively patent trolls) have become popular for their aggressive litigiousness. However, the activity and presence of patent intermediaries are much more significant. To enhance our understanding of the role of patent intermediaries, the authors provide a comprehensive review of the role of these agents in the economy"-- Provided by the publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 21, 2022)
Subject Patent laws and legislation.
Patent assertion entities.
Intellectual property.
intellectual property.
Patent assertion entities
Patent laws and legislation
Intellectual property
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Martin-Sanchez, Miryam, author.
ISBN 3031103106