Economics of Patent Activity
The Trilateral Offices recognized the importance of economic studies related to
patenting and innovation and intend to take a lead in building a network in this respect.
A micro economic approach would be most suitable for the Trilateral Offices. However
to support strategic considerations a macro economic context will be investigated.
Such a study may require involvement of other partners. The Trilateral Offices will form
the core part of the network. Duplication of work and studies already performed by
other entities will be avoided. The EPO will take a lead and will draw up a plan forward.
The three Offices will continue discussions in this area and will expand these
discussions to other interested parties. The Offices will begin this review by
identifying near term issues of importance to the three Offices.