The economics of the European patent system

Author: Dominique Guellec
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Economics of the Patent System

Author: E. Kaufer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135645876
Format: PDF
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How effective are patents for stimulating economic activity? This volume provides an overview of existing national patent systems and suggests a revised system.

Innovation and Its Discontents

Author: Adam B. Jaffe
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691117256
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An analysis of how recent legal changes in patenting wreaked havoc on innovators, businesses, and economic productivity suggests a three-pronged solution for restoring the patent system that would create incentives, provide multiple levels of patent review, and replace juries with judges to preside over infringement cases.

The Future of the Patent System

Author: Ryo Shimanami
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781000549
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In a rapidly changing world, the underlying philosophies, the rationale and the appropriateness of patent law have come under question. In this insightful collection, the authors undertake a careful examination of existing patent systems and their prospects for the future. Scholars and practitioners from Japan, the US, Europe, India, Brazil and China give detailed analyses of current and likely future problems with their respective systems, and outline possible responses to them. With detailed and extensive contributions, this book will greatly appeal to students, practitioners, policymakers and academics who are interested in the problems of current patent system in the world and their future.

Economic Analyses of the European Patent System

Author: Stefan Wagner
Publisher: DUV
ISBN: 9783835002203
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Research on the patent system and the analysis of patenting activities have become an important field in economics and l)usin(\ss administration. The global demand for patcuit protection has been increasing strongly over the last decades. Institutional changes as well as the broadening of patentable subject matter pose new challenges to patentees and patent offices alike. Especially in Europe, the debate on the patentabihty of biotechnology and softwa- related inventions led to broad public attention to the design of the patent system. Given these developments, it is no wonder that practitioners as well as policy makers are turning to researchers for answers on how to cope with new challenges threatening the patent system. In his dissertation, Stefan Wagner attempts to answer some of these questions. Wagner apphes advanced econometric methods to large-scale data sets which were assembled specifically for the purpose of this thesis. His analysis focuses on various aspects of patent filings, examination and opposition at the European Patent Office. Each of the four self-contained chapters of this book addresses different issues which are important to all stake-holders of the patent system. Wagner closely analyzes institutional features of the European Patent Office, such as the duration of the examination of patent applications, the determinants of the occurrence of patent oppositions and the patentability of business methods under the European Patent Convention. In his concluding chapter he examines the managerial decision between outsourcing patent-related services to patent attorneys or generating them in-house.