Many firm have patents giving them monopoly power; yet, many do not price discriminate across state boundaries. Almost surely there are differences in price elasticity of demand across states. Why don't most manufacturers take advantage of this opportunity? Carefully Explain.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com September 22, 2018, 11:48 am ad1c9bdddf - https://brainmass.com/economics/monopolies/price-discrimination-in-case-of-patented-products-574237
It is true that there are differences in price elasticity of demand across states. Most of the times it is not possible to go for price discrimination because of the following reasons
1. Measuring price elasticity of demand across segments requires lot of research and accuracy which is sometimes ...
Solution discusses the problems in implementing price discriminating policies.