Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 June 2016

300 Pages


ISBN: 9780198736264

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A new practitioner law publication

Economic Approaches to Intellectual Property

Nicola Searle and Martin Brassell

  • The first book on the macro and microeconomics of IP written for legal and management audiences by experts
  • Adopts a holistic approach, taking readers through the development of economic approaches to IP, starting from the fundamental concepts, providing a nuanced critique of the value contribution made by IP to businesses, markets and society at large
  • Sets out the philosophies and principles that underpin economic debates in intellectual property, and their relationship with financial practices economic debates in intellectual property
  • Provides an analytical overview of how economic thought pertains to intellectual property rights such as patents, copyright, competition, trademarks, trade secrets, and related rights
  • Lively and engaging style and modular format enables readers to read sequentially or quickly refer to specific topics

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