OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012

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Based on the latest information and indicators in science and innovation, the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012 reviews key trends in STI policies and performance in OECD countries and major emerging economies, and across a number of thematic areas. In this edition, individual policy profiles and country profiles trace the driving role that science, technology and innovation are expected to continue to play towards a sustainable and lasting recovery from the economic crisis.

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Intellectual property markets

Intellectual property rights (IPRs) such as patents, trademarks, designs and copyrights are increasingly traded in markets. Public policy plays a role in shaping the evolution of IP markets and thus their impact on innovation. In today’s highly networked world, the circulation of ideas is vital to innovation. Inventors, designers and authors are not always best placed to exploit their knowledge. Organisations are therefore increasingly adopting open innovation practices, but high transaction costs often impede the successful negotiation of licences or other types of agreements.



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