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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. This work tells the story of how changes in patenting - an institutional process that was  Read more...

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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: Preface ix Introduction: They Fixed It, and Now It's Broke 1 CHAPTER 1: Today's Patent System at Work 25 CHAPTER 2: The Dark Side of Patents 56 CHAPTER 3: The Long Debate 78 CHAPTER 4: The Silent Revolution 96 CHAPTER 5: The Slow Starvation 127 CHAPTER 6: The Patent Reform Quagmire 151 CHAPTER 7: Innovation and Its Discontents 170 Notes 209 Index 229
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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