The myth of the early aviation patent hold-up—how a US government monopsony commandeered pioneer airplane patents
in Industrial and Corporate Change
February 2015; p ublished online March 2014 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Property Law; Technological Change; Research and Development; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Economic History; Manufacturing; Law and Economics; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 27018 words.
The prevailing historical accounts of the formation of the US aircraft “patent pool” in 1917 assume the US government necessarily intervened to alleviate a patent hold-up among private...