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Published: 01 February 2007

272 Pages | numerous figures, tables and boxes


ISBN: 9780199216987

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The Economics of the European Patent System

IP Policy for Innovation and Competition

Dominique Guellec and Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie

  • Contains a useful overview of the patent system and how it works in practice
  • Provides a systematic analysis of the European patent system from the economic perspective
  • Provides new insights into how patent policies in Europe could be more closely aligned with other innovation policies
  • Compares the EU patent system with the US and Japanese patent systems

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