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Published: 29 March 2007

266 Pages

ISBN: 9780199292066

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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

Why does society allow, or even encourage, private appropriation of inventions? When do patents encourage competition, when do they hamper it? These questions and many more are addressed by two eminent scholars in this groundbreaking analysis of the economic foundations of the European patent system.


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