Department of Economics
Still Looking for Lost Profits: The Case of Horizontal Competition
- Author(s): Schankerman, Mark
- Scotchmer, Suzanne
- et al.
JEL Classifications: L41, K21 Abstract: When infringement of a patent dissipates profit relative to the licensing agreement that would otherwise occur, damages under the lost-profit rule deter infringement, and otherwise not. We develop this point in a general model and give two examples. However, joint profit might not be dissipated by infringement. An important example is where there are restrictions on licensing that arise from competition policy.