par Mejer, Malwina ;Van Pottelsberghe, Bruno
Référence European journal of law and economics, 34, 1, page (215-234)
Publication Publié, 2012-08
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This article suggests that the consequences of the 'fragmentation' of the European patent system are more dramatic than the mere prohibitive costs of maintaining a patent in force in many jurisdictions. The prevalence of national jurisdictions, which are highly heterogeneous in their costs and practices, over the validity and enforcement of European patents, induces a high level of uncertainty and an intense managerial complexity which reduce both the effectiveness and the attractiveness of the European patent system in its mission to stimulate innovation. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.