The Patent Lawyer's Guide to Fascism

30 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2017  

Andrew C. Michaels

George Washington University Law School

Date Written: July 31, 2017

Abstract

This essay considers the relationship between fascism and patents. A functional patent system may marginally work against fascism (or an American corporatist variant of it), by reducing market concentration, protecting autonomy, and promoting horizontal individualism, but only if the integrity and technological objectivity of the patent system are maintained.

Keywords: fascism, patents, neoliberalism, autonomy, individualism, market concentration, market entry

Suggested Citation

Michaels, Andrew C., The Patent Lawyer's Guide to Fascism (July 31, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3011618

Andrew C. Michaels (Contact Author)

George Washington University Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

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