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Patent failure : how judges, bureaucrats, and lawyers put innovators at risk

Author: James Bessen; Michael James Meurer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenting a wide range of empirical evidence from history, law, and economics, this text is an authoritative and comprehensive look at the economic performance of patents. It asks whether patents work well as property rights, and, if not, what institutional and legal reforms are necessary to make the patent system more effective.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Bessen; Michael James Meurer
ISBN: 9780691143217 0691143218
OCLC Number: 319500687
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Awards: Commended for Association of American Publishers Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Law and Legal Studies 2008 (United States)
Short-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Books 2009 (United States)
Description: xi, 331 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ix Chapter 1: The Argument in Brief 1 Chapter 2: Why Property Rights Work, How Property Rights Fail 29 Chapter 3: If You Can't Tell the Boundaries, Then It Ain't Property 46 Chapter 4: Survey of Empirical Research: Do Patents Perform Like Property? 73 Chapter 5: What Are U.S. Patents Worth to Their Owners? 95 Chapter 6: The Cost of Disputes 120 Chapter 7: How Important Is the Failure of Patent Notice? 147 Chapter 8: Small Inventors 165 Chapter 9: Abstract Patents and Software 187 Chapter 10: Making Patents Work as Property 215 Chapter 11: Reforms to Improve Notice 235 Chapter 12: A Glance Forward 254 Notes 261 References 295 Index 315
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