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The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Information and Communication Technologies

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  • C Niranjan Rao
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    The paper starts by recapitulating the basic arguments provided by economic theory to explain the existence of the patent system. The paper then concentrates on the three important ICT industries viz., telecommunication equipment, computer hardware and semiconductor industries. The issues covered in the discussion on these industries are the technological characteristics; market structure and technology transfer experiences of selected developing countries. [WP No. 61].

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    Keywords: technology; internet; database; investment; production; monopoly; Schumpeter’s evolutionary model firms; entry barriers; economic theory; technological; communication; Korea; China; ICT industries; industry; telecommunication; market; structure; transfer; developing countries; hardware; semiconductor; computer;

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