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Author Guellec, Dominique.

Title The economics of the European patent system : IP policy for innovation and competition / Dominique Guellec and Bruno van Pottelsberghe de le Potterie.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 250 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-241) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Economics of patents -- Historical insights -- Patents as an incentive to innovate -- Patent as market instrument -- Patent design -- pt. 2. European patent system -- Patenting procedures and filing strategies at the EPO -- Hot 'patent' issues: quantitative evidence -- The European patent system at the crossroad.
Summary Why does society allow private appropriation of inventions? When do patents encourage competition, when do they hamper it? This book addresses these questions and analyses the economics behind the European patent system. It examines the economic effects of patenting on innovation and the diffusion of technology and growth.
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Subject Patents -- Economic aspects -- Europe.
Europa (geografie)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, Bruno van.
Other Form: Print version: Guellec, Dominique. Economics of the European patent system. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007 9780199292066 019929206X (DLC) 2007296408 (OCoLC)74522290
ISBN 9780191537691 (electronic bk.)
0191537691 (electronic bk.)