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Patent Assertions: Are We Any Closer to Aligning Reward to Contribution?

Fiona Scott Morton, Carl Shapiro

NBER Working Paper No. 21678
Issued in October 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

Prepared for the National Bureau of Economic Research, Innovation Policy and the Economy Conference, 14 April 2015, organized by Joshua Lerner and Scott Stern. We thank the organizers for their comments on an earlier draft. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Fiona Scott Morton ----

Fiona Scott Morton engages in consulting on issues related to patents and antitrust, including the assertion of patents, patent remedies, and standard-essential patents. The research reported in this paper is independent academic work and has not been funded by any entity apart from Yale University.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Carl Shapiro ----

Carl Shapiro engages in consulting on issues related to patents and antitrust, including the assertion of patents, patent remedies, and standard-essential patents. The research reported in this paper is independent academic work and has not been funded by any entity apart from the University of California at Berkeley.

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