On the Challenges Facing Patent Pooling in Biotechnology
Thomas D. Jeitschko
Michigan State University - Department of Economics
Independent Project Analysis, Inc
June 10, 2013
The effect of patents and patent law on innovation has of late gained considerable attention in the US and elsewhere as public policy concerns have been raised as to whether the patent system is broken and tends to stifle, rather than foster innovation. In addition to these concerns there are international aspects as to how protection of intellectual property can be effectively assured across borders, on the one hand, and how the benefits of innovation and advance, especially in medicine, can be made to benefit those in poorer countries.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: Patent Pools, Research and Development, Innovation, Tacit Knowledge, BioTechnology, Pharamceuticals
JEL Classification: O3, D2working papers series
Date posted: August 18, 2013
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