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.aquot;This is a pioneering and heroic effort to quantify the ways in which our patent system has failed to live up to its raison da#39;etre: promoting innovation. The book will be controversial.
|Author||:||James Bessen, Michael James Meurer|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 2008|