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Protecting Prometheus : 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. : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Argues that the United States patent system has become sand rather than lubricant in the wheels of American progress. This book tells the story of how changes in patenting - an institutional process  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam B Jaffe; Joshua Lerner
ISBN: 069111725X 9780691117256
OCLC Number: 82097703
Description: xi, 236 p. ; 24 cm.
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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A lucid, entertaining and sobering look at the American patent system. -- Hal R. Varian New York Times A disturbing analysis of how the patent system, the heart of the knowledge economy, is rotten. Read more...

 
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