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Reforming U.S. Patent Policy: Getting the Incentives Right

  • Keith E. Maskus

    (Keith E. Maskus is Stanford Calderwood professor of economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is also a research fellow at the Institute for International Economics, a fellow at the Kiel Institute for World Economics, and an adjunct professor at the University of Adelaide. He was a lead economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank from 2001 to 2002. He was a visiting senior economist at the U.S. Department of State from 1986 to 1987 and a visiting professor at the University of Bocconi in Milan in 2006. He serves also as a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the World Health Organization, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. His current research focuses on the international economic aspects of protecting intellectual property rights. He is the coeditor of International Public Goods and the Transfer of Technology under a Globalized Intellectual Property Regime (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and author of Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy (Institute for International Economics, 2000).)

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization.

Volume (Year): 1 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 127-153

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Handle: RePEc:tpr:inntgg:v:1:y:2006:i:4:p:127-153
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