Is the European R&D Equally Protected from Espionage as is the US R&D? A Note
AbstractDespite the huge economic value of the innovations, in European countries the yet unpatented results of the R&D activity can be stolen with little risk of criminal sanctions. By considering the anti-industrial espionage legislation in Europe, it turns out that no country has a law comparable to the US Economic Espionage Act. Moreover, the degree of protection of R&D from spies is very heterogeneous within the EU itself. This suggests a serious potential weakness of the European environment for ambitious R&D projects.
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Volume (Year): 95 (2005)
Issue (Month): 5 (September-October)
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