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Economics, Law and Intellectual Property : Seeking Strategies for Research and Teaching in a Developing Field - Ove Granstrand

Economics, Law and Intellectual Property

Seeking Strategies for Research and Teaching in a Developing Field

By: Ove Granstrand (Editor)

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Intellectual property has rapidly become one of the most important, as well as most controversial, subjects in recent years amongst productive thinkers of many kinds all over the world. Scientific work and technological progress now depend largely on questions of who owns what, as do the success and profits of countless authors, artists, inventors, researchers and industrialists. Economic, legal and ethical issues play a central role in the increasingly complex balance between unilateral gains and universal benefits from the "knowledge society". Economics, Law and Intellectual Property explores the field in both depth and breadth through the latest views of leading experts in Europe and the United States. It provides a fundamental understanding of the problems and potential solutions, not only in doing practical business with ideas and innovations, but also on the level of institutions that influence such business. Addressing a range of readers from individual scholars to company managers and policy makers, it gives a unique perspective on current developments.

From the reviews:

"This book consists of some 20 papers given at a symposium ... which brought together expert researchers studying the interaction between economic, legal and technological changes in the field of intellectual property (IP). ... the editor has done a useful job ... . This is a book for economists and lawyers with an interest in IP law and as collection of essays on different facets of IP policy, students in these subjects will no doubt find it useful reading." (David Newton, World Patent Information, Vol. 26, 2004)

List of Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Prologue
Innovations and Intellectual Property Studies
E-Commerce: The Consumer, the Trade Mark and the Credit Card
Intellectual Property Scope: International Intellectual Property, Progress and the Rule of Law
Markets for Technology and Corporate Strategy
New International Arrangements in Intellectual Property and Competition Law
R&D Information Flows and Patenting in Japan and the United States
Intellectual Property Rights and Academic Health Centers
Initial and Follow-on Pharmaceutical Inventions in Europe
On the Creation of Fundamental Knowledge: Finding the Right Balance Between the Public and Private Domains
Are we on our Way in the New Economy with Optimal Inventive Steps?
On Copyright and Patent Protection for Software and Databases: a tale of Two Worlds
Exploring the Tail of Patented Invention Value Distributions
Unlocking the Potential of Intellectual Property
Economics of Patenting an Input Essential to Further Research
Is University Patenting Necessary or Sufficient to Make University Research Valuable Economically?
Patents as Structural Capital - Towards Legal Constructionism
Information Tangibility
Copyright and Cultural Policy for the Creative Industries
Legal Protection of Innovative Technologies: Property or Policy?
Intellectual Property Rights in the World Economy
Summary and Reflections upon Further Developments
Abbreviations
Index of Subjects
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ISBN: 9781402077081
ISBN-10: 1402077084
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 568
Published: 30th November 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 2.18