Chaire Mines-Telecom IP & Markets Technology

Research axes

The research questions are organized around three main research axes listed below. In all cases, priority is given to the collection and exploitation of data to produce relevant empirical evidence.

Articulating IP rights and technology

While economists frequently posit a simple equation between patent and innovation, our purpose here is to explore the imperfect articulation between IP rights and technology. On one hand, IP rights (patents, but also copyright, trademark or trade secret) are necessary to capture, codify and signal technology at different development stages. On the other hand, they may not cover all the know-how enabling the effective use of a technology, and their effectiveness as a protection mechanism is conditional to costly monitoring and enforcement procedures. By taking such factors into consideration, we aim to better account for the variety of practices and vehicles (including e.g. equity) for trading knowledge in different industries, and to highlight the main obstacles still hampering the development of MFT.

Intermediaries in MFT

Technologies assets are highly heterogeneous, of uncertain value, and only partially covered by IP rights. As a result, their trading is hampered by important transaction costs, which various types of intermediaries (VC funds, TTOs, trading platforms, IP aggregators, patent pools) aim to reduce. Against this background, our purpose is to review existing initiatives and the underlying business models, carry out theoretical analysis and collect empirical evidence in order to assess their actual and potential impact on the efficiency of MFT.

MFT and industrial organization

MFT enable vertical separation and specialization between R&D and production activities, which in turn changes the way in which companies organize and compete within an industry. We study the way competition works in MFT and how it affects in turn downstream product markets. We are especially interested in two important developments, namely i) firms’ ability to use MFT to develop joint technology or share their innovations while competing downstream, ii) the conditions for R&D specialization and externalization and their long term consequences on innovation and competition.

Research Chaire Markets Technology CERNA - MINES ParisTech
Partager

actualité

Coronavirus : dispositions en vigueur... Action

Formation Coronavirus : dispositions en vigueur... Action Vous trouverez sur cette page les dernières consignes en…
> En savoir +

Comment renforcer l’autonomie des salariés ?

Formation Comment renforcer l’autonomie des salariés ? Des entreprises toujours plus nombreuses souhaitent…
> En savoir +

L’inimaginable croissance du sapin de Noël

International L’inimaginable croissance du sapin de Noël Qui aurait pu hier se douter de l’avenir commercial…
> En savoir +

La rénovation thermique réduit-elle vraiment votre facture d’énergie ?

Formation La rénovation thermique réduit-elle vraiment votre… La rénovation énergétique est l’un des piliers de…
> En savoir +

Le Rapport d'activité 2018 est en ligne

Recherche Le Rapport d'activité 2018 est en ligne MINES ParisTech, établissement-composante de…
> En savoir +

+ Toutes les actualités

Plan du site
Mentions légales efil.fr © 2014 MINES ParisTech