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Do Patents Perform Like Property?

James Bessen () and Michael Meurer

Working Papers from Research on Innovation

Abstract: Do patents provide critical incentives to encourage investment in innovation? Or, instead, do patents impose legal risks and burdens on innovators that discourage innovation, as some critics now claim? This paper reviews empirical economic evidence on how well patents perform as a property system.

Date: 2008
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