Patent Law and Financial Engineering
Posted: 27 Mar 2001 Last revised: 18 Feb 2019
Date Written: 2000
Developers and users of financial products can no longer ignore the implications of patent law for financial engineering. Patent owners now claim exclusive rights in methods and systems of a type once thought to be freely available to all users. This article describes several recent "financial patents" and explains the application of patent law to financial tools and techniques.
JEL Classification: G13, G28, K30
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