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Stick licensing

Stick licensing is the practice of licensing a patent or other form of intellectual property where the patent holder threatens to sue the licensee for patent infringement if the licensee does not take a license.[1] In contrast to the stick licensing, the "carrot licensing" is a "friendly approach in luring the target to adopting one's invention and taking a license".[2]


  1. ^ Charles R. Neuenschwander, "Licensing Patents in Unfriendly Waters: The Use of Outside Help in Assertive Programs", The Licensing Journal, February 2004
  2. ^ Matthew Y Ma, "Fundamentals of patenting and licensing for scientists and engineers", World Scientific, 2009, ISBN 981-283-420-6, ISBN 978-981-283-420-1, p 188.

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