30 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2017
Date Written: July 31, 2017
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: Suggested Citation
Michaels, Andrew C., The Patent Lawyer's Guide to Fascism (July 31, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3011618