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Lost property- The European patent system and why it doesn't work

Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie

in Blueprints from Bruegel

Abstract: In his blueprint, Bruno van Pottelsberghe first looks at the performance of patent arrangements in Europe, especially their cost effectiveness and the consistency of rules and remedies across countries. He then looks at current attempts at global patent cooperation to see if they will help or hinder the emergence of innovation worldwide and in Europe. Using new and hard-hitting data, van Pottelsberghe paints a dark picture of today's patent landscape...

Date: Written 2009-06 Originally published 2009-06.
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