The causal effect of including standards-related documentation into prior art : evidence from a recent EPO policy change

R. Bekkers, Arianna Martinelli, F. Tamagni

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to investigate the causal effect of a recent attempt undertaken by the EPO to improve the quality of the patent granting process. To do so we examine a policy change that aimed at including the information revealed during the standardisation-setting process into the official definition of prior art. All the empirical analysis consistently support that the policy was successful. Indeed, we find a negative and strongly significant reduction in the granting rate, suggesting that the process of patent granting has become more careful and selective after the policy implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2015
Event2015 IP Statistics for Decision Makers Conference (IPSDM 2015), November 3-4, 2015, Vienna, Austria - Hotel Savoyen Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 Nov 20154 Nov 2015
http://www.oecd.org/site/stipatents/intellectualpropertystatisticsfordecisionmakers2015draftagenda.htm

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Conference2015 IP Statistics for Decision Makers Conference (IPSDM 2015), November 3-4, 2015, Vienna, Austria
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period3/11/154/11/15
Other"IP for Innovation"
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