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What are the costs and benefits of patent systems?

dc.contributor.authorMoir, Hazel V J
dc.contributor.editorArup, Christopher
dc.contributor.editorvan Caenegem, William
dc.identifier.citationMoir, H.V.J. (2008). What are the costs and benefits of patent systems? Centre for Governance of Knowledge and Development Working Paper, October 2008. Canberra, ACT: Australian National University, Regulatory institutions Network (RegNet)
dc.description.abstractThere do not appear to be any cost-benefit assessments of the impact of patent systems, nor any data that can be used to directly assess the economic impact of patent systems. Discussions of patent policy therefore tend to be theoretical, and any evidence used is anecdotal rather than scientifically based. A wider search shows, however, that there is substantial empirical material on the costs and benefits of patent systems published in a very diverse range of journals and working papers. While these do not allow a full assessment of the economic impact of patent systems, they do provide useful evidence on many aspects of the impact of patent systems. This evidence is drawn together in this summary overview. The objective is to assist in a move towards an evidence-based discussion of patents as a central issue in innovation policy.
dc.format.extent30 pages
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), The Australian National University
dc.rightsAuthor holds copyright of item - from submission email, dated 28/11/12
dc.subjectintellectual property
dc.subjectinnovation policy
dc.titleWhat are the costs and benefits of patent systems?
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.notes"This is the pre-publication version of chapter 3 (pp 29-54) in W. Van Caenegem & C. Arup (eds), Intellectual Property Policy Reform, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2009 ... " - from submission email dated 28/11/12
local.identifier.absfor180119 - Law and Society
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMoir, Hazel V. J., Australian National University, College of Asia and the Pacific, Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), Centre for Governance of Knowledge and Development
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)


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