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Innovation and Its Discontents: How Our Broken Patent System Is Endangering Innovation and Progress, and What to Do about It

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The United States patent system has become sand rather than lubricant in the wheels of American progress. Such is the premise behind this provocative and timely book by two of the nation's leading experts on patents and economic innovation.

"Innovation and Its Discontents" tells the story of how recent changes in patenting--an institutional process that was created to nurt
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Hardcover, 248 pages
Published October 17th 2004 by Princeton University Press (first published September 27th 2004)
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Liam
Aug 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
"The new court of appeals has interpreted patent law to make it easier to get patents, easier to enforce patents against others, easier to get large financial awards from such enforcement, and harder for those accused of infringing patents to challenge the patents' validity. At roughly the same time, the new orientation of the patent office has combined with the court's legal interpretations to make it much easier to get patents." (2)

"Key aspects of our proposed re-organization are: (.) Greater
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Gabe
Apr 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Two top experts discuss the patent system from an economics perspective and leave the reader with several tangible steps that could make the system better. A great and quick read for anyone with a stake in the patent system or anyone looking to get a handle on why our patent system is so important and imperfect.
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