Patent Policy and Innovation

Patent Policy and Innovation

Do Legal Rules Deliver Effective Economic Outcomes?

Hazel V.J. Moir

This empirical study uses a scientifically selected sample of patents to assess patent quality. The careful evaluation of the assumptions in alternative economic theories about the generation and diffusion of new knowledge demonstrates that the height of the inventive step is critical to effective and efficient patent policy.

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Hazel V.J. Moir

Subjects: economics and finance, economics of innovation, intellectual property, innovation and technology, economics of innovation, intellectual property, law - academic, intellectual property law

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