Patent Pooling and Synergistic Business Relationships

  • Gerald B. HaltJr.
  • Robert Fesnak
  • John C. Donch
  • Amber R. Stiles
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Abstract

Patent pools can be beneficial and can enhance business relationships in a synergistic way, i.e., the parts of the whole relationship interact in such a way as to produce a joint effect—a juxtaposition—that is greater than the sum of its parts acting individually. When entities work together, and pool their IP assets, innovation can flourish. It is important that the pooling of patents promote innovation and not deliberately stifle competition in the relevant technology market.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald B. HaltJr.
    • 1
  • Robert Fesnak
    • 2
  • John C. Donch
    • 1
  • Amber R. Stiles
    • 1
  1. 1.Volpe and Koenig, P.C.PhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Fesnak and Associates, LLPBlue BellUSA

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