Race Specific Patents, Commercialization, and Intellectual Property Policy

57 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2008  

Shubha Ghosh

Syracuse University College of Law

Date Written: March 26, 2008

Abstract

This paper introduces the concept of race specific patents through an archival analysis of published patents which are interpreted textually and through the lens of intellectual property policy. Race specific patents are patents for inventions that are aimed at racially or ethnically defined markets. The paper documents these patents, categorizes them, and uses the tools of economic and critical theory to understand them from the perspective of intellectual property policy.

Keywords: Patents, Historical, Intellectual Property Policy

Suggested Citation

Ghosh, Shubha, Race Specific Patents, Commercialization, and Intellectual Property Policy (March 26, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1113505 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1113505

Shubha Ghosh (Contact Author)

Syracuse University College of Law ( email )

900 S. Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2130
United States

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