patent thickets

Publication date: 29 Oct 2012 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity | External authors: Bronwyn Hall, Christian Helmers, Georg von Graevenitz | NIESR discussion paper number: 401
This report analyses whether entry of UK enterprises into patenting in a technology area is affected by patent thickets in the technology area. The aim is to contribute to our understanding of the role of patent thickets as a barrier to entry into patenting for UK enterprises, in particular small...