Posts by John Howells
The “troll” narrative of Nakajima and Snow will have us believe that any patent lawsuit to resolve a dispute constitutes abusive litigation. Economic folklore devoid of scale …
John Howells is an Associate Professor at the Aarhus University. He holds a BSc (Physics), a MSc. (Science Policy) and a Phd (Management). John researches in the economics and management of technology development with a focus on the theory and empirical evidence pertaining to the role of patents in development. John is currently working with Ron D Katznelson on the role of pioneer patents in development in four classic cases where patents are alleged to have retarded development; in the incandescent lamp, aircraft, radio and automobile industries. John and Ron recently published their article on “The myth of the early aviation patent hold-up” in Industrial and Corporate Change see: Aviation patents. John’s books, refereed journal articles and work-in-progress are listed on his C.V. at pure.au.dk. Amongst other topics, John teaches the management of intellectual property to business students.