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The Economics of the European Patent System : IP Policy for Innovation and Competition - Dominique Guellec

The Economics of the European Patent System

IP Policy for Innovation and Competition

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2007
ISBN: 9780199292066
Number Of Pages: 272

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Why does society allow, or even encourage, private appropriation of inventions? When do patents encourage competition, when do they hamper it? How should society design the compromise between the interest of the inventor and the interest of the users of patented inventions? How should the patent system adapt to new technological areas?
These questions and many more are addressed by the authors in this groundbreaking analysis of the economics behind the European patent system. Beginning with the history and principles of the patent system, the book then examines the economic effects of patenting on innovation and the diffusion of technology and growth. Throughout the book the theory and the reality are discussed alongside real world examples and comparison between the European, USA, and Japanese patent systems.

1: Introduction Part 1 : The economics of patents 2: Historical insights 3: Patents as an incentive to innovate 4: Patents as a market instrument 5: Patent design Part 2: The European patent system 6: Patent procedures and filing strategies at the EPO 7: Hot 'Patent' issues: Quantitative Evidence 8: The European Patent System at the Crossroad

ISBN: 9780199292066
ISBN-10: 019929206X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 2