This on-going project explores how much market protection patents provide. This is being tested in a randomized control trial, where a partner company is abandoning or maintaining patent protection based on whether that patent is in the treatment or control group. We are then analyzing market outcomes for the related products.
How Patents Shape Product Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial
Thompson, N., Khairullina, A., Tucci C. (forthcoming). 'How Patents Shape Product Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial'. Ongoing research.