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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Do Legal Rules Deliver Effective Economic Outcomes?
Hazel V.J. Moir
Eli M. Salzberger
This authoritative research review discusses seminal articles published in the emerging field of technological progress and innovation. It reviews the economics of innovation and includes important papers in various legal areas that focus on innovation. The legal fields covered by the collection include intellectual property, torts, competition law and regulation.
Innovation, Governance and the Institutional Environment
Edited by Birgitte Andersen
Intellectual Property Rights is cutting edge in addressing current debates affecting businesses, industry sectors and society today, and in focusing not only on the enabling welfare effects of IPR systems, but also on some of the possible adverse effects of IPR systems.