Do stronger patents in length induce more aggressive patenting behaviors by firms? This paper investigates the responses of high-tech firms to Taiwan's patent reform of 1994. The propensity of high- tech firms to patent did rise dramatically predated to patent reform due to the announcement effect, yet there is no evidence of an increase in patenting propensity that is plausibly attributed to patent reform. Furthermore, the analyses lend support to the technology-driven entry hypothesis whereby stronger patent rights facilitate the entry of technology-intensified firms, but they seem not to have a better post-entry performance in patenting relative to the incumbents.
產業經濟學術研討會論文集=Proceedings of Industrial Economics Conference，36頁