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The case against patents

Michele Boldrin () and David Levine

No 2012-035, Working Papers from Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Abstract: The case against patents can be summarized briefly: there is no empirical evidence that they serve to increase innovation and productivity. There is strong evidence, instead, that patents have many negative consequences.

Keywords: Patents; Productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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