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Cooperation, trust and risk in the world's major patent offices

Drahos, Peter

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The world's major patent offices have over the last few decades shown increasing levels of cooperation and trust. The increased level of cooperation can be explained in terms of common workload problems facing the offices and the demands of major users for greater efficiency. Increasing levels of trust amongst offices occur most strongly through examiner exchanges and eventually take the form of a technocratic trust in each others' systems. While some level of technocratic trust is desirable,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25707
Source: Science and Public Policy
DOI: 10.3152/030234209X475209

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