Department of Economics and Business Economics

OBJECTIVES AND INCENTIVES AT THE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE

Research output: Working paperCommissioned

  • Guido Friebel, Institut d’Economie Industrielle, University of Toulouse, France
  • Alexander Koch
  • Paul Seabright, Institut d’Economie Industrielle, University of Toulouse, France
  • Delphine Prady, Institut d’Economie Industrielle, University of Toulouse, France
  • School of Economics and Management
This report examines the effectiveness of the current system of incentives within the European Patent Office (EPO) and considers the possible consequences of placing greater emphasis on quantitative measures of productivity in rewarding EPO staff.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationToulouse
PublisherInstitut d'Économie Industrielle
Number of pages163
Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Research areas

  • patents, public organizations, incentives

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