Patents can be used to block third parties

First published:

Last Edited:

Number of edits:

Our data show that many unused patent rights are intended to block other parties; hence,they may hamper subsequent innovations. While unused patents in general may imply a socially wasteful use of R&D and IPR resources, unused blocking patents may also have anti competitive implications “if the main aim and effect of strategic use of the patent system is to decrease the efficiency of rival firms’ production”


Share your thoughts on this note
Aquiles Carattino
Aquiles Carattino
This note you are reading is part of my digital garden. Follow the links to learn more, and remember that these notes evolve over time. After all, this website is not a blog.
© 2021 Aquiles Carattino
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
Privacy Policy