Enforcing and Trading Patents

Evidence for Europe

  • Fabian Gäßler

Part of the Innovation und Entrepreneurship book series (INNOV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Fabian Gäßler
    Pages 1-7
  3. Fabian Gäßler
    Pages 105-145
  4. Fabian Gäßler
    Pages 147-148
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 149-162

About this book


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.

• The determinants of court selection in patent litigation
• The effects of bifurcation in patent litigation systems
• The timing of patent transfers in Europe

Target Groups
● Students, lecturers and researchers in the areas of intellectual property management, industrial economics, and patent law
● Patent attorneys, attorneys-at-law and intellectual property managers

The Author 
Dr. Fabian Gäßler works as Senior Research Fellow in the Department for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. He completed his dissertation under supervision of Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, PhD.


Litigation Tranfers Forum Shopping Bifurcation Patent System Germany

Authors and affiliations

  • Fabian Gäßler
    • 1
  1. 1.MünchenGermany

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