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Sharing Patents Encourages Innovation

Mar 25, 2012, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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All too often technology innovators either spend big bucks to protect their patent portfolios from infringement by competitors, or they ask for big royalty payments in return for licensing them.

But according to a new study by a University at Buffalo economist, the practice of free-licensing important patents can sometimes profit patent holders even more.

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