The Case Against Patents

The case against patents can be summarized briefly: there is no empirical evidence that they serve to increase innovation and productivity, unless productivity is identified with the number of patents awarded-which, as evidence shows, has no correlation with measured productivity. Both theory and ev...

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Volume: 27
Main Author: Michele Boldrin
David K. Levine
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: NASHVILLE American Economic Association 01.01.2013
published in: The Journal of economic perspectives Vol. 27; no. 1; pp. 3 - 22
Data of publication: 20130101
ISSN: 0895-3309
EISSN: 1944-7965
Discipline: Economics
Online Access: Fulltext
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