The Value of Territorial and Field-of-Use Restrictions in the International Licensing of Unpatented Know-How: An Empirical Study

Bleeke, Joel A., Rahl, James A. | January 1, 1979

Data concerning the international transfer of technology, particularly in the area of unpatented know-how, are relatively scarce. In this article, Mr. Bleeke and Professor Rahl present the results of one of the first empirical studies conducted in this field. The study, in which signifcant information was gathered from United States corporate licensing attorneys and executives, is focused upon the extent to which territorial and field-of-use restrictions are necessary to facilitate the international transfer of unpatented know-how. The results provide a clearer picturefor both policy makers and practitioners in the field.