A question of balance
Because the patent system may do substantial harm as well as possible good, balance between the innovation inducement effect and the competition reduction effect has always been important. It has less often been recognised that the patent system attracts the kind of ‘gaming’ behaviour that has been rife in tax policy (Section 1). The current review of patentable subject matter provides the opportunity to return the patent system to the narrow realm in which it belongs—where there is likely to...[Show more]
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