Social and technological efficiency of patent systems
AbstractThis article develops an evolutionary model of industry dynamics in order to carry out a richer theoretical analysis of the consequences of a stronger patent system. The first results obtained in our article are rather consistent with the anti-patent arguments and they do not favour the case for a stronger patent system: higher social welfare and technical progress are observed in our model in industries with milder patent systems (lower patent height and patent life).
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Volume (Year): 16 (2006)
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- Thomas VALLEE (LEN-C3E) & Murat YILDIZOGLU (E3i, IFReDE-GRES), 2004. "Social and Technological Efficiency of Patent Systems," Cahiers du GRES 2004-11, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
- O3 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
- O34 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
- L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
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