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Patents: Prompting or Restricting Innovation?

Patents: Prompting or Restricting Innovation?

Marc Baudry, Béatrice Dumont

ISBN: 978-1-786-30118-5

Nov 2017, Wiley-ISTE

274 pages

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Long considered an integral part of any development strategy and growth based on innovation, the validity of patents is more controversial today. Whilst most economists agree on the need for a reform or at least an adaptation of patents to the realities of today's business world, some go further and ask for an in-depth change. On what elements of analysis are they based? Where are the fault lines? This book seeks to answer in a rigorous manner whilst using concrete examples.

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Chapter 1. The patent as an instrument encouraging innovation
Chapter 2. The System reaching its own limits
Chapter 3. A Radical questioning
Chapter 4. Are patents still needed?