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Patent policy and innovation, do legal rules deliver effective economic outcomes? /, Hazel V. J. Moir

Label
Patent policy and innovation, do legal rules deliver effective economic outcomes? /, Hazel V. J. Moir
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-223) and index
Main title
Patent policy and innovation
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Oclc number
836401883
Responsibility statement
Hazel V. J. Moir
Sub title
do legal rules deliver effective economic outcomes? /
Summary
This empirical study uses a scientifically selected sample of patents to assess patent quality. The careful evaluation of the assumptions in alternative economic theories about the generation and diffusion of new knowledge demonstrates that the height of the inventive step is critical to effective and efficient patent policy. The book provides a practical introduction to the policy rules affecting the grant of patents, particularly the rules making the inventive step so low. It also offers insights into interactions between examiners and applicants during the patent application process. Finally, the book compares how the rules about inventiveness operate in the USPTO, the EPO and the Australian Patent Office, gives new insights into business method patenting and offers suggestions for raising the height of the inventive step
Table Of Contents
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; List of abbreviations; Cited cases; 1. Introduction; 2. The economics of patent policy: assumptions, paradoxes and evidence; 3. Who determines patent policy: judges, lobbyists or legislatures?; 4. In the national interest: defining patentable inventions; 5. Finding and avoiding existing knowledge; 6. Combining known elements; 7. The quantum of inventiveness: other approaches and rules; 8. Rebalancing the patent system; Notes; Appendix. Original claims: selected patents; References; Index
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