TITLE

Do Patents Perform Like Property?

AUTHOR(S)
Bessen, James; Meurer, Michael J.
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Academy of Management Perspectives;Aug2008, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Do patents provide critical incentives to encourage investment in innovation? Or, instead, do patents impose legal risks and burdens on innovators that discourage innovation, as some critics now claim? This paper reviews empirical economic evidence on how well patents perform as a property system.
ACCESSION #
34587991

 

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