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Patent Trespass and the Royalty Gap: Exploring the Nature and Impact of “Patent Holdout” (Summary)
by Bowman Heiden and Nicolas Petit
This paper reviews the meaning of holdout in mainstream economics. This inquiry leads to an unexpected discovery: holdout is a term of art that invariably defines the conduct of a property owner, not the conduct of technology implementers. On this basis, a…
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