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Innovation and its discontents : how our broken patent system is endangering innovation and progress, and what to do about it

Author: Adam B Jaffe; Joshua Lerner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2007.
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The United States patent system has become sand rather than lubricant in the wheels of American progress. Such is the premise behind this provocative and timely book by two of the nation's leading experts on patents and economic innovation. Innovation and Its Discontents tells the story of how recent changes in patenting--an institutional process that was created to nurture innovation--have wreaked havoc on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jaffe, Adam B.
Innovation and its discontents.
Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)75713506
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam B Jaffe; Joshua Lerner
ISBN: 9781400837342 1400837340
OCLC Number: 733555319
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 236 p.) : ill.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface to the Paperback Edition; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1 Today's Patent System at Work; Chapter 2 The Dark Side of Patents; Chapter 3 The Long Debate; Chapter 4 The Silent Revolution; Chapter 5 The Slow Starvation; Chapter 6 The Patent Reform Quagmire; Chapter 7 Innovation and Its Discontents; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Adam B. Jaffe and Josh Lerner.

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One of Economist's Best Books , Economics and Business Category for 2004 "A lucid, entertaining and sobering look at the American patent system."--Hal R. Varian, New York Times "A disturbing analysis Read more...

 
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