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Over the past century, the value and importance of intellectual property has grown rapidly worldwide. While it is crucial for companies to successfully manage their intangible assets, they face difficult questions in attempting to navigate the complex business and legal environment that surrounds IP rights.

Economic Approaches to Intellectual Property Policy, Litigation, and Management discusses real-world tools and strategies at the forefront of economic thinking about many of today’s most prominent intellectual property issues. Co-edited by Dr. Gregory K. Leonard and Dr. Lauren Stiroh, this book is an anthology of 23 articles by economists associated with NERA. The chapters explore topics ranging from the valuation of IP damages to intellectual property rights protection in China and the antitrust implications of standard setting and patent pools.

Economic Approaches to Intellectual Property Policy, Litigation, and Management should be of interest to economists, lawyers, policymakers, executives managing IP portfolios, and law and business schools. The book addresses such key questions as:

  • How should the owner of IP rights be compensated when those rights are violated?
  • What role should antitrust and competition policy play in intellectual property matters?
  • How can companies more accurately assess their R&D investments and strategies?
  • Should emerging economic powers implement and enforce more stringent intellectual property rights?

What people are saying...

“The broad framework of this book is very helpful. What I find even more useful is the way the authors provide fresh perspectives on patterns of fact, and demonstrate how specific principles have played out in particular contexts that are often directly relevant to my cases. It is similar to calling one of NERA’s experts and having a conversation about these issues—except that this resource is on my shelf and available to me at any time.”

Roderick R. McKelvie
Partner, Covington & Burling, and former United States District Court Judge for the District of Delaware