Do European computer-related patents increase welfare?
AbstractWhen the home country introduces a patent law after the winner of the patent race is known the country's welfare may rise only if the domestic firm wins. If the home country decides before the patent race ends, the welfare may be increased when the probability that the domestic firm wins is sufficiently large. In both cases, the conditions on the product market determine the welfare gain and one may at least doubt whether those conditions are satisfied.
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Patents; competition policy; intellectual property rights;
Other versions of this item:
- Pia Weiss, 2005. "Do European Computer-Related Patents Increase Welfare?," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 95(5), pages 7-18, September.
- O34 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
- O38 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy
- L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
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