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The democratization of invention : patents and copyrights in American economic development, 1790-1920

Author: B Zorina Khan; National Bureau of Economic Research (United States)
Publisher: New York : NBER : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, first published in 2005, examines the evolution and impact of American intellectual property rights during the 'long nineteenth century'.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Zorina Khan; National Bureau of Economic Research (United States)
ISBN: 052181135X 9780521811354
OCLC Number: 124519245
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xvi, 322 p. : ill., tables.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The patent system in Europe and America; 3. Patent laws and litigation; 4. Democratization and patented inventions; 5. Women inventors in America; 6. Patentees and married women's property rights; 7. Great inventors and democratic invention; 8. Copyright in Europe and America; 9. American copyright law; 10. Intellectual property and economic development.
Responsibility: B. Zorina Khan.

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